‘A major political farce’: Galina Arapova on what abolishing the Journalists’ and Media Workers’ Union will lead to in Russia

Director of the Mass Media Defence Centre and Moscow Helsinki Group member Galina Arapova 14 September 2022 by Valentina Rodionova Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ridus] The Moscow Municipal Court…

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Human Rights Defence Centre Memorial: On the conviction and sentencing of Ivan Safronov

6 September 2022 On 5 September 2022, Moscow City Court sentenced journalist Ivan Safronov to 22 years in prison on charges of treason.  Source: Telegram  The blatantly unlawful verdict mechanically…

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Svetlana Astrakhantseva: In Russia, the court is no temple of justice and the public space is no place for discussion

30 August 2022 Svetlana Astrakhantseva, MKhG [Moscow Helsinki Group] member, MKhG acting director Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook Today a Tverskoi court judge, a fairly young man of…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Father Ioann, a priest remanded in custody on charges of making anti-war remarks, is a political prisoner

27 July 2022 Father Ioann is being held in a remand prison in St. Petersburg on charges of spreading ‘fake news’ about the army. Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Ilya Yashin is a political prisoner 

26 July 2022 The politician Ilya Yashin has been remanded in custody on charges of disseminating ‘fake news’ about the Russian army Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Oleg Belousov, a St. Petersburg resident jailed for anti-war remarks on social media, is a political prisoner

20 July 2022 Oleg Belousov has been remanded in custody on charges of spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian military Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The ‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’ human rights…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: A photographer who worked for Navalny’s headquarters in Arkhangelsk, remanded in custody on charges of rehabilitating Nazism,  is a political prisoner

4 July 2022 Ruslan Akhmetshin has been remanded in custody for comments he published on the VK social media site about WWII and Victory Day Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Dmitry Talantov, a lawyer remanded in custody on charges of spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian army, is a political prisoner 

14 July 2022 Dmitry Talantov, president of the Udmurtia Bar Association and a defence lawyer in the case of Ivan Safronov, is being prosecuted for statements he published on social…

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‘Political Prisoners: Memorial’: Egor Kazanets, a Ukrainian citizen who wrote ‘Glory to Ukraine!’ on a wall in St. Petersburg, is a political prisoner

11 July 2022 Egor Kazanets is being prosecuted for vandalism motivated by ethnic hatred Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners. Memorial,’ in accordance with international standards,…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Viktoria Petrova, a resident of St. Petersburg remanded in custody for anti-war posts on the VK social media site, is a political prisoner

5 July 2022 Victoria Petrova is being prosecuted on charges of spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian military Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners. Memorial,’ based…

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