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Natalia Zviagina

Natalia Zviagina

Interregional Human Rights Group

We are fortunate to live in a very difficult time. Well-educated people are ready to work for peace and human values and they hold back humanity from catastrophe and disaster.

Natalia Zviagina works with the Interregional Human Rights Group, an organization that protects fundamental civil and political rights. She works for rights to freedom of assembly and access to information; we promote citizens' and activists' participation in decision-making processes through negotiations, petitions, advocacy campaigns, public monitoring of state institutions and bodies, etc.

Natalia is an expert on the right to freedom of assembly and defends activists in the courts. She organizes trainings, seminars and workshops on the legal organization of peaceful actions within the law and on legal safety for activists. She has prepared and released several books on the practice of the organization of peaceful mass actions and on the methods of protection activists in the courts


Human rights defenders (HRDs) in the Russian Federation have been subjected to acts of harassment, surveillance, violations of the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly, violent attacks, raids and searches on their offices and homes, slander and smear campaigns, judicial harassment, arbitrary detention and ill-treatment.