Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Kirov activist who spoke out against the war is a political prisoner

14 June 2022 Richard Rouz and Maria Rouz face up to 10 years in a penal colony on charges of disseminating ‘fake news’ about the Russian army Source: Human Rights…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Kirill Ukraintsev, chair of the Courier trade union, is a political prisoner.

10 June 2022 Ukraintsev is being prosecuted under the ‘Dadin’ article of the Russian Criminal Code for organising protests by delivery and taxi drivers Source: Human Rights Project 'Support for…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Maria Chugunova, who took part in a rally in support of Navalny and has been convicted of blocking a road in downtown Moscow, is a political prisoner

15 June 2022 Maria Chugunova has been sentenced to eight months in a general-regime penal colony.   Source: Human Rights Project 'Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial' The Human Rights Project ‘Support…

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Weekly Update [week-ending 15 July 2022]

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A new stage of repression: Sergey Bondarenko on the Kremlin’s changing approach to silencing dissent [Meduza]

On July 15, a judge in Komsomolsk-on-Amur acquitted artist and LGBT activist Yulia Tsvetkova after three years of legal proceedings. Tsvetkova was accused of “distributing pornography” after she published drawings of vulvas on a…

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A new stage of repression: Pavel Chikov on the Kremlin’s changing approach to silencing dissent [Meduza]

On July 15, a judge in Komsomolsk-on-Amur acquitted artist and LGBT activist Yulia Tsvetkova after three years of legal proceedings. Tsvetkova was accused of “distributing pornography” after she published drawings of vulvas on a…

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A new stage of repression: Ekaterina Schulmann on the Kremlin’s changing approach to silencing dissent [Meduza]

18 July 2022 On July 15, a judge in Komsomolsk-on-Amur acquitted artist and LGBT activist Yulia Tsvetkova after three years of legal proceedings. Tsvetkova was accused of “distributing pornography” after she published drawings of…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: A Fake Verdict. What Investigative Committee chair Aleksandr Bastrykin said in support of those prosecuted under Article 207.3 of the Russian Criminal Code [Novaya gazeta]

9 July 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, journalist, PhD in law, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group’s prize for human rights Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета. Европа] The first…

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