Rachel Denber

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Oyub Titiev, the head of human rights group Memorial in Chechnya, at his verdict hearing at a court  in Chechnya. Photograph: Said Tsarnayev/Reuters

A court in the Russian republic of Chechnya sentenced an award-winning human rights defender to four years in jail on Monday on narcotics charges that(...)

Dennis Christensen is escorted inside a courthouse following the verdict announcement in the town of Oryol on Wednesday. Photograph:  Mladen Antonov/AFP

A court in western Russia handed a Danish citizen a six-year prison term on Tuesday for practising his religion as a Jehovah’s Witness. Dennis Christ(...)

The Guardian have been refused entry to Azerbaijan to cover the inaugral European Games in Baku. Photograph: Afp

The government of Azerbaijan has banned the Guardian, along with a number of media outlets and human rights activists, from entering the country to co(...)

Vladimir Putin: he has denounced “structures financed from abroad and serving foreign interests”.  Photograph: Aleksey Nikolsky

The European Union, Germany and France have challenged Russia over raids on a host of democracy, anti-corruption and human rig(...)