Cover Osteuropa 12/2020

In Osteuropa 12/2020

“The protesters are not children!”
Russia: rule by law, not rule of law

Grigorij Ochotin

Deutsche Fassung


Since the arrest of Alexei Navalny on 17 January 2021, protests have been held across Russia demanding his release. The authorities have responded with repressive measures, and over ten thousand people have been arrested. Grigory Okhotin analyses the background to the arrests and the abuse of the law. The founder of OVD-Info stresses the fact that freedom of assembly is a human right.

(Osteuropa 12/2020, pp. 35–40)