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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Pavel Chikov: How politics became extremism. The evolution of the security forces’ understanding of extremist activities

26 April 2021 By Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora international human rights group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Проект] The legal action taken by the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office to…

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Legal Case of the Week: Hizb ut-Tahrir supporters arrested in Kemerovo, Novosibirsk

Week-ending 23 April 2021 This week an unknown number of alleged supporters of Hizb ut-Tahrir, an Islamic group banned as 'terrorist' in Russia since 2003 by a ruling of the…

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CSO of the Week: Two Jehovah’s Witnesses on trial in Kemerovo for belonging to ‘extremist’ organisation

Week-ending 16 April 2021 This week at the trial in Kemerovo of two Jehovah's Witnesses, Sergei Yavushkin and Aleksandr Bondarchuk, prosecutors asked for the defendants to be sentenced to terms…

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Legal Case of the Week: Jehovah’s Witness in Crimea sentenced to six and a half years in prison

Week-ending 2 April 2021 This week a court in Crimea, annexed by Russia, jailed Viktor Stashevsky, a Jehovah's Witness, for six and a half years for organising the activities of…

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