Russia

  • August 14, 2017

    Investigative journalist Alexander Sokolov has been jailed for three and a half years by a Russian court. Sokolov has been convicted with involvement in a banned extremist group.The International Federation of Journalists and the European Federation of Journalists have joined  the Russian Union of Journalists in condemning the ruling which is being used to silence and intimidate Sokolov and other journalists.

  • August 7, 2017

    In response to the launches of ballistic missiles of possible intercontinental range by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the United Nations Security Council has moved to strengthen sanctions on the Northeast Asian country's exports.

  • May 6, 2017

     Amnesty International has responded to a  Russian-brokered proposal for "de-escalation zones" in Syria signed by Turkey and Iran and welcomed by the Syrian government.

  • April 13, 2017

    With a ‘no’ vote from permanent member Russia, the United Nations Security Council yesterday failed to adopt a resolution that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in Syria and called on the Government to cooperate with an investigation into the incident.

  • April 12, 2017

    Though recent developments in Syria are set to dominate US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first official visit to Moscow this week, Amnesty International has called on him to use the opportunity to highlight the dire human rights situation inside Russia.

  • March 28, 2017

    Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny and all peaceful protesters detained after the mass anti-corruptiondemonstrations across the country on 26 March must be released immediately, said Amnesty International, after Mr Navalny was sentenced to 15 days in jail.

  • November 18, 2016

    More than a hundred organisations have seen their funding shrink, their reputations tarnished and their staff intimidated under Russia's draconian 'foreign agents' law, said Amnesty International in a new report today

  • September 7, 2016

    The detention of a Russian blogger from Yekaterinburg who has been sentenced to administrative arrest for two months after posting a video of himself playing Pokémon Go in a church is a farcical attack on freedom of expression, says Amnesty International.

  • May 19, 2016

    A retired NATO commander has accused David Cameron of making the UK 'semi-pacifist', sparking derision from pacifist groups. 

  • June 8, 2015

    Reports have emerged that the US government is considering deploying land-based nuclear missiles in Europe that could pre-emptively destroy Russian weapons.