Law of the Week: Igor Kalyapin fined under law on ‘undesirable foreign organisations’

Week-ending 24 September 2021 On 17 September 2021 a district court in Nizhny Novgorod convicted human rights defender Igor Kalyapin of 'participation in the activities of an undesirable organization' under…

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Legal Case of the Week: Four Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to long terms in prison.

Week-ending 24 September 2021 On 23 September 2021 a district court in Volgograd sentenced four Jehovah’s Witnesses to more than six years in prison each on charges of extremism. Valery…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: 127 more Jehovah’s Witnesses are political prisoners or victims of politically motivated prosecutions

12 August 2021 Memorial Human Rights Centre has recognized an additional 36 Jehovah's Witnesses as political prisoners and a further 91 Jehovah's Witnesses as victims of politically motivated prosecutions. Source:…

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Legal Case of the Week: Three Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to long terms in prison for their faith

Week-ending 30 July 2021 https://memohrc.org/ru/news_old/v-rostove-na-donu-troim-svidetelyam-iegovy-dali-za-veru-sroki-ot-shesti-do-shesti-sPhoto: Memorial Human Rights Centre On 29 July 2021 a court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced three Jehovah's Witnesses to terms in prison for organising the activities of…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Crimean Tatar activist Emil Ziyadinov is a political prisoner

2 July 2021 Emil Ziyadinov has been remanded in custody on terrorist charges despite not being accused of any specific terrorist activity Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights…

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Legal Case of the Week: Two Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to long prison terms

Week-ending 2 July 2021 Source: RFE/RL On 30 June 2021 Blagoveshchensk City Court in Amur region sentenced two Jehovah's Witnesses, Dmitry Golik and Aleksei Berchuk, to prison terms of seven…

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Lev Ponomarev on the persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia: “The whole world sees this tragic absurdity”

10 June 2021 by Lev Ponomarev, human rights activist, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group - with a full translation of a letter from former prisoners of the Dachau concentration…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Ismet Ibragimov, a Crimean resident accused of involvement in the banned Islamic organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir, is a political prisoner

16 June 2021 Ismet Ibragimov is accused of organising a terrorist cell and preparing to seize power by violence, although there is no evidence of even incitement of violence Source:…

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Legal Case of the Week: Jehovah’s Witness sentenced to six years in prison in Krasnoyarsk region

Week-ending 18 June 2021 On 17 June a court in Krasnoyarsk region sentenced a Jehovah's Witness (unnamed in the reports) to six years in prison for organising the activities of…

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CSO of the Week: Six Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to terms of imprisonment

Week-ending 4 June 2021 This week five Jehovah's Witnesses were sentenced to real terms in prison, two were given suspended sentences and one was fined. A court in Krasnoyarsk sentenced…

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