In Russian and English. Rights in Russia is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established on 19 January 2010 to mark the murder of human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova who that day in 2009 were shot dead in Moscow. Rights in Russia is committed to supporting the human rights movement in the Russian Federation.
Archived Web Resources
Права человека в России / Human Rights in Russia
Almaty Helsinki Committee [Kazakhstan]
In Russian and English. Human rights organization in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstani government is has history of harrassing and suppressing human right NGOs. Contains news articles, press releases, and reports.
Association of Non-Profit Organizations in Defense of Voters' Rights [Russia]
In Russian and English. Content on ensuring fair, legal, and democratic voting processes in Russia.
Chronicles of Turkmenistan
In Turkmen, Russian, English. The Helsinki Group of Turkmenistan was founded in July 2002 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The group was forced to operate underground but nevertheless its members were systematically persecuted and repressed by the Turkmen authorities, and finally were forced to go into exile.
The Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR), the successor organization, was established as an independent public organization and registered in November 2004 in Vienna, Austria. The site contains materials on specific subject areas such as freedom of speech and assembly and the rights of ethnic minorities. In addition, articles, news and general reports on human rights are available.
Comite Helsinki pentru Drepturile Omului / Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in the Republic of Moldova
In English, Moldovan, and Russian. Contains information on all aspects of human rights in Moldova. Government continues to allow and in some cases condone discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, and religion; in some regions NGOs are routinely threatened and harassed. Contains reports, news, and information on organization's programs.
Fond “V zashchitu prav zakliuchennykh” / Foundation "In defense of the rights of prisoners" [Russia]
In Russian and some English. Covers human rights issues related to the incarcerated.
For Human Rights, All-Russia Public Movement / Obshcherossiskoe Obshchestvennoe Dvizhenie Za Prava Cheloveka
In Russian and English. Content on all types of human rights violations in Russia and surrounding areas. Site contains news articles and downloads of reports and newsletters.
Helsinki Association: human rights are above state and national interests [Armenia]
In English, Armenian, Russian. Organization focuses on human rights in Armenia, especially soldiers' and voters' rights, legal rights, and religious freedom. Contains news, reports, surveys, and photographs. Armenian government has been harassing NGOs dealing with democracy in Armenia since last election. Leader of group was shot by member of Armenian parliament, who later boasted about the incident on television without reprisal.
Human Rights Center "Viasna" [Belarus]
In Belarussian, Russian, and English. Formed in 1996, Human Rights Center "Viasna" is a non-governmental organization that promotes general human rights in Belarus. Its main areas of focus are free elections, legal rights, and media freedom. Belarusian president has been systematically dismantling all human rights NGOs in Belarus. Group's registration cancelled groundlessly before 2001 election. Site contains news archive searchable by date and topic, reports, and downloads of articles.
Human Rights in Nizhny Novgorod [Russia]
In Russian and English. Content on unlawful detainment and torture; general human rights as pertains to Russia/Chechnya territorial dispute as well as information on the organization's legal and information center and publications.