News of the Day: 16 October 2021

The Moscow Times: Russian investigators on Saturday launched a probe over a riot at a prison involving at least 200 inmates, which a rights monitor said was sparked by abuse.

Human Rights Watch: Thursday night, thugs invaded the offices of Memorial, a leading Russian rights group, and although police eventually arrived, instead of helping them, they harassed the activists and refused to let them leave the building until late in the night. Here’s what happened through the eyes of Memorial activist Yulia Orlova and her colleagues.

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