On the closed trial of Evgenia Berkovich and Svetlana Petriychuk. Commentaries by Elena Sannikova & Aleksandr Podrabinek

In 2020, Evgenia Berkovich staged a play, Finist the Brave Falcon, that had been written by Svetlana Petriychuk in 2019. In 2022, the play received a Best Costume Designer award…

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Write to Russia: Eduard Sharlot – a musician remanded in custody for criticising Russia’s war against Ukraine

On 22 November 2023 the Russian pop singer Eduard Sharlot, known for having criticised the Russian authorities in his songs and music videos, returned to Russia from Armenia where he…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Human rights defender Oleg Orlov is a political prisoner

6 March 2024 Oleg Orlov, one of the founders of Memorial, has been sentenced to two and a half years’ imprisonment for an article in which he opposed the war…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Dmitry Vitushkin is a political prisoner

7 February 2024 Dmitry Vitushkin is a local historian from St. Petersburg charged with rehabilitation of Nazism and disrespect for the ‘days of military glory’ for comments about the Soviet-Finnish…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Vyacheslav Malakhov is a political prisoner

19 February 2024 Vyacheslav Malakhov, author of the ‘Pre-revolutionary Sovetchik’ blog, has been remanded in custody for a post on Telegram on charges of ‘“repeated" discrediting of the army.’ Source:…

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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’: 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’: Tatyana Moskalenko is a political prisoner

9 January 2024 Tatyana Moskalenko faces up to six years in prison for reposting videos calling for protests against the war with Ukraine and against mobilisation Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Daniil Vodolagin, a student from Volgograd, is a political prisoner

5 January 2024 Daniil Vodolagin has been remanded in custody on charges of spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian army Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners.…

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