OGON is a joint group for public monitoring of the implementation of constitutional rights and freedoms in Russia. Members of the group act as observers in police stations, courts and peaceful assemblies, record violations, talk about civil control technologies and regularly work on changes in this area. OGON emerged after a protest in Bolotnaya Square in May 2012, which resulted in clashes with the police and mass arrests of participants. The group was established with the support of the Youth Human Rights Movement, the Moscow Helsinki Group and Transparency International.

Country: Russia

Country: Russia

Region: Moscow

Category: Human Rights

Category: Democracy and Civic Activism

Group: Alumni

Program: 2019, Innovate 4 Change

SDG: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions