DESA Executives in Berta Cáceres Trial Are ‘Political Prisoners,’ Argue Lawyers in New White Paper

The following press release was distributed to media today. Report from Amsterdam & Partners LLP accuses activists of spreading false information, attacking right to fair trial, and blocking economic development in Honduras The ongoing prosecution of two businessmen accused of involvement in the 2016 killing of activist Berta Cáceres is based on false claims, riddled […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 22, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin’s trust ratings hit a new low. Deripaska sanctions tussle in US benefited him and Kremlin, documents show. Navalny says has evidence that Deripaska plotted model’s arrest. Targeting of Open Russia activists shows increased pressure on rights defenders. Kremlin’s Africa approach similar to that of France in the 70s. Russia-US missile row […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 21, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Deripaska-linked model apologises to him in court. Tenth anniversary of Markelov/Baburova murder. 2,000 gather to defend Kuril Islands. Surgeon facing charges after posting Open Russia logo in Facebook video. Netherlands will not recognise Yukos liquidation. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 18, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Deripaska-linked escort arrested in Moscow. Facebook deletes hundreds of disinformation pages linked to Sputnik. Putin lauded on arrival in Serbia. Novak explains output cap speed.  Anastasia Vashukevich, the Belarusian model who claimed to be Oleg Deripaska’s mistress, and to have evidence proving Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, was arrested […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 17, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin visits Serbia, criticises US interference in Balkans. Lavrov suspicious of Macedonia name change, critical of US military plans in Venezuela. Kremlin responds to Trump claims. Despite split, US to remove sanctions from Deripaska-linked companies. EU sanctions Skripal suspects. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 16, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin committed to alleviating poverty, says spokesman. EU urging investigation of alleged Chechen LGBTQ torture. US Senate seeks to block easing of Deripaska sanctions, as his former mistress is released from Thai prison. Serbian President reveals his reliance on Putin’s advice. CAR ambassador replaced. Apartment block collapses shine spotlight on crumbling infrastructure. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 15, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin orders creation of national waste disposal system as over half of Russians polled say they are in favour of the entire government’s dismissal. Lavrov says Japan may not dispute its ownership of the Kuril Islands. Medvedev defends withdrawal of Belarus oil subsidies. Rights group Memorial under inspection. Crimean lawyer in human […]