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Sergey Poduzov

Man and Law

The inter-regional public organisation “Man and Law” is involved in the protection of the rights of the child, in monitoring places of detention and in conducting investigations into human rights violations committed by government authorities, including law-enforcement agencies. The organisation also provides legal and psychological assistance to victims of torture as well as of inhuman and degrading treatment. Mr Sergey Poduzov is the Co-chairman of Man and Law.


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.