NGOs from Italy and Russia have established a strong working relationship to share information and experiences in the field of prisoners rights. This cooperation comes despite the arrests of activists from the Italian NGO by Russian police.
Last month, five activists from Italian associations, including Liberties member Antigone, were arrested in Russia. Back home, they tell the story of the way Russian government is warning NGOs advocating for human rights.
Given the secret nature of the surveillance measures and the lack of effective means to challenge them at a national level, the court said that complainants don't need to prove that their communications risk being tapped.