For human rights, 2021 ‘worst year in history of post-Soviet Russia,’ Davidis says

January 23, 2021, Russia, Lipetsk, Rally in support of Alexei Navalny. A man with a poster that says "You can't hide the truth" is harshly detained by the police. Credit: depositphotosSergey Davidis, a specialist on political prisoners at the Memorial Human Rights Center in Moscow, says that 2021 saw an attack on human rights “unprecedented” in the 30 years since the Russian Federation acquired state independence in 1991. This attack took the form both of increased violations of the law and constitution by the authorities …

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