Free Russia Foundation Statement on the Crisis in Belarus

Aug 12 2020

Free Russia Foundation stands in staunch solidarity with the People of Belarus.

We  demand immediate end to the violence and repression perpetrated by the usurpers of power against the citizens of Belarus as they exercise their inalienable right of freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and protection of a democratic form of government.

Protests in Belarus, both in the form of peaceful assemblies and in the form of strikes, as well as in other ways, are a manifestation of the fundamental and inalienable human rights enshrined in international and national legislation. The violence and use of disproportionate force against civilian residents of Belarus from the side of the current authorities constitute an international crime.

It has been determined beyond doubt that Alyaksandr Lukashenka has personally ordered the falsification of  the election results and violent dispersal of peaceful protests. Such actions constitute gross direct violation of the norms of the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and the Constitution of Belarus.

The dire plight of the Belarusian People behooves the international community to urgently use all available instruments of international pressure, including the imposition of personal and sectoral sanctions to the appliance to international justice.

We call on  all democratic states, the international community, international organizations to:

  • demand the end of the repressive acts in the Republic of Belarus;
  • reestablish freedom of speech and access to information;
  • bring to justice all those responsible for acts of violence and destruction of the institutions of democracy in the Republic.

We  demand immediate end to the violence and repression perpetrated by the usurpers of power against the citizens of Belarus as they exercise their inalienable right of freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and protection of a democratic form of government.

Protests in Belarus, both in the form of peaceful assemblies and in the form of strikes, as well as in other ways, are a manifestation of the fundamental and inalienable human rights enshrined in international and national legislation. The violence and use of disproportionate force against civilian residents of Belarus from the side of the current authorities constitute an international crime.

It has been determined beyond doubt that Alyaksandr Lukashenka has personally ordered the falsification of  the election results and violent dispersal of peaceful protests. Such actions constitute gross direct violation of the norms of the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and the Constitution of Belarus.

The dire plight of the Belarusian People behooves the international community to urgently use all available instruments of international pressure, including the imposition of personal and sectoral sanctions to the appliance to international justice.

We call on  all democratic states, the international community, international organizations to:

  • demand the end of the repressive acts in the Republic of Belarus;
  • reestablish freedom of speech and access to information;
  • bring to justice all those responsible for acts of violence and destruction of the institutions of democracy in the Republic.

Novichok Use Implicates Putin’s Government in Navalny’s Poisoning

Sep 02 2020

Today, the German government has announced that Russian pro-democracy leader Alexey Navalny was poisoned by Novichok. Novichok is a deadly nerve agent developed by the Soviet government chemical weapons program and used on several occasions by the Russian government to kill its critics in the recent years.

To restate the obvious, Novichok is a poison that can only be accessed with the authority of the Kremlin. Therefore, today’s announcement by German officials  directly implicates the Kremlin and Putin in the high-profile assassination attempt on Navalny.

The choice of Novichok was not just a means  to silence Mr. Navalny, but a loud, brazen and menacing message sent by Putin to the world: dare to criticize me, and you may lose your life.

The announcement by the German government of its intent to formally notify the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (‘OPCW’) of the use of Novichok against Navalny is a meek bureaucratic half-measure that fails to acknowledge the extraordinary threat to human life posed by Putin’s regime everywhere. Taken together with Angela Merkel’s promise earlier this week to help Putin finish his Nord Stream 2 pipeline despite an international outcry amounts to condoning the poisoning and normalizing it into a new modus operandi where Putin’s murders go unpunished. Free Russia Foundation urges the leaders of the EU, its Member States and the U.S. Government to take an urgent and drastic action to punish the perpetrators of this heinous crime not only to serve justice, but to establish a powerful deterrent against new attacks by Putin’s regime globally.

Free Russia Foundation Statement on Kremlin’s Interference in Elections in Georgia

Aug 26 2020

We are deeply concerned with information recently distributed by the well-respected authoritative source Center “Dossier.” According to “Dossier,” the Kremlin is using Russian political expert Sergey Mikheev and consulting company “Politsecrets” to manipulate Georgian society, distribute disinformation and anti-democratic narratives, undermine Georgia’s Western aspirations, and interfere in free and fair elections in Georgia scheduled for October 2020.

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Free Russia Foundation Calls for Investigation into Alexey Navalny’s Poisoning

Aug 20 2020

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Civic Solidarity Platform Appeal with Regard to the Recent Events in Belarus

Aug 12 2020

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Адреса, явки, фамилии. Публикуем документы о том, как принимаются решения о «нежелательных» организациях

Jul 17 2020

22 июля Московский городской суд рассмотрит апелляционную жалобу фонда «Свободная Россия»* на решение Тверского суда, отказавшегося отменить постановление Генпрокуратуры о признании организации «нежелательной» на территории России.

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