A masterpiece of anachronism. Valery Panyushkin on the banned books list [Spektr.press]

25 February 2024 by Valery Panyushkin Source: Spektr.press  Had anyone told Netochka Nezvanova that she was a lesbian or Plato that he was gay, they would each have been very…

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Write to Russia: Appaz Kurtamet, a Ukrainian citizen, imprisoned for ‘financing an illegal armed group’ by a Russian-controlled court in occupied Crimea

In April 2023, a Russian-controlled court in Simferopol in occupied Crimea sentenced Appaz Kurtamet to seven years in a strict regime penal colony (in August, the Supreme Court of Crimea…

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‘Even a Pillar is not Eternal.’ Leonid Nikitinsky on the death of Russian Supreme Court Chairman V.M. Lebedev

24 February 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta What the consequences might be of the demise of Russian Supreme Court Chairman V.M. Lebedev Official portrait of V.M. Lebedev. Source:…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 345: Insults and a beating because of flowers

24 February 2024 OVD-Info is a Russian civil society organisation that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here.…

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Statement by 32 Human Rights Groups on the Verdict and Sentencing in the case of Oleg Orlov

27 February 2024 Human rights defender Oleg Orlov sentenced to two and a half years' imprisonment Today 32 human rights organizations (see below) issued a statement condemning the conviction and…

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Oleg Orlov’s final speech at his trial: ‘Their children and grandchildren will be ashamed to talk about where their fathers and mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers served and what they did’ [Mediazona]

Oleg Orlov 26 February 2024 By Anna Pavlova and Sergei Golubev Source: Mediazona The retrial of Oleg Orlov, co-chair of Memorial, on charges of ‘discrediting the army is drawing to…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Andrei Lugovoi, from Kaliningrad region, is a political prisoner

26 January 2024 Andrei Lugovoi has been charged with ‘spreading fake news’ about the Russian army for a publication on his Telegram channel. Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Irina Skorovarova, from Taganrog, is a political prisoner 

24 January 2024 Taganrog resident Irina Skorovarova has been placed under house arrest on charges of ‘discrediting’ the Russian armed forces Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project ‘Political…

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‘Political Prisoners: Memorial’: Fyodor Konovalov, from St. Petersburg, is a political prisoner

22 January 2024 Fyodor Konovalov has been remanded in custody on charges of propaganda of terrorism for having in his possession posters from the Russian Volunteer Corps and the Freedom…

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