Amnesty International’s report on Russia’s onslaught on freedom of assembly Picket/Photo opportunity

Amnesty International will present its latest report on the clampdown on the right to freedom of assembly in Russia over the last year, at a press conference in Moscow on 3 June.

A right, not a crime: Violations of the right to freedom of assembly in Russia documents the implications of the legislative and policy changes introduced since President Vladimir Putin’s inauguration for a third term in 2012, particularly over the last year. It comes as the Russian parliament is considering a new law which may result in peaceful protesters being jailed for years.  

Who: Sergei Nikitin, Director, Amnesty International Moscow Office 

Denis Krivosheev, Deputy Programme Director, Europe and Central Asia, Amnesty International 

Elena Pershakova, lawyer

When:     3 June 2014, Tuesday at 1200 Moscow time

Where:     Prechistenka str. 17/9, office 44, enter from Barykovsky lane  

     (Metro station Kropotkinskaya)

     Moscow

The press conference will be followed by a picket/photo opportunity illustrating the barriers to freedom of assembly and expression in Russia. 

When:      1300 Moscow time

Where:     Opposite Metro station Kropotkinskaya 

For more information and to arrange an interview please contact:

Lydia Aroyo, Europe and Central Asia Press Officer at the International Secretariat on +44 (0) 20 74135599, +44 (0) 7771796350 (UK mobile), on +7 (906) 734 87 58 (Moscow mobile after 2 June 2014) or write to [email protected].

Amnesty International’s Moscow Office: (+7 495) 6912904 or email: [email protected]