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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Gregory Vinter, a human rights activist from Cherepovets, sentenced to three years in a penal colony for comments on the killings in Bucha

Photo: Memorial 18 January 2024 Source: Spektr.press The Cherepovets City Court has found human rights activist Gregory Marcus Severin Vinter (formerly Grigory Vinter) guilty of spreading “fake news” about the…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Radio Liberty journalist Alsu Kurmasheva is a political prisoner

30 November 2023 Alsu Kurmasheva has been remanded in custody on charges of failing to register as a ‘foreign agent’ Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners.…

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“Whatever I am, I am not a criminal.” Speech by Evgeniya Berkovich in court

Evgeniya Berkovich [Source: social media] 30 November 2023  Source: Spektr.press Moscow City Court has denied the appeal against the pre-trial detention of director Evgeniya Berkovich and screenwriter Svetlana Petriychuk. Today, Berkovich…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: “Dura lex…” and distance glasses – On what repeat criminal cases against people who have already been convicted on political grounds mean

11 November 2023 by Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya gazeta correspondent Source: Novaya gazeta Here, we, too, are going to repeat ourselves, but the “law enforcement organs” are continuing to tighten the…

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Oleg Orlov’s speech at his trial: ‘We now find ourselves in the world of George Orwell’

11 October 2023 Oleg Orlov's speech at his trial Source: Radio Svoboda Radio Svoboda has published the text of Oleg Orlov's final speech at his trial for ‘discrediting’ the Russian…

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