Legal Case of the Week: Investigative journalist Roman Anin questioned, his home searched

Week-ending 9 April 2021 Photo: Ekho Moskvy On 9 April FSB agents searched the Moscow home of Roman Anin, a prominent investigative journalist and chief editor of Istories, an online…

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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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Legal Case of the Week: Concerns that Ukrainian journalist Vladislav Yesypenko has been tortured after his ‘confession’ on television in Crimea.

Week-ending 26 March 2021 Credit : screenshot from the interview of Krym24 via Reporters without Borders On 18 March 2021 a TV-channel in Russia-controlled Crimea broadcast what it calls an…

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Legal Case of the Week: Pussy Riot members facing two years in prison for Instagram posts
Marija Aljochina auf der re:publica 2015 am 05.05.2015 in Berlin..Copyright: re:publica/Gregor Fischer

Legal Case of the Week: Pussy Riot members facing two years in prison for Instagram posts

Week-ending 19 March 2021 Maria Alekhina. Copyright: re:publica/Gregor Fischer via Wikipedia Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Liudmila Shtein face up to two years in prison for Instagram posts demanding…

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Legal Case of the Week: Supreme Court of Yakutia upholds compulsory confinement of Aleksandr Gabyshev in a psychiatric hospital

Week-ending 12 March 2021 This week the Supreme Court of Yakutia upheld the compulsory confinement in a psychiatric clinic of Aleksandr Gabyshev, a shaman from Siberia who has tried on…

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Legal Case of the Week: Five Jehovah’s Witnesses in Komi charged and subjected to pre-trial restrictions for organising or participating in an ‘extremist group.’

Week-ending 5 March 2021 On 4 March 2021 five Jehovah's Witnesses in the Republic of Komi were charged with organising and participating in the activities of an extremist group. That…

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

Week-ending 26 February 2021 On 24 February 2021 a court in Abakan, Khakassia, sentenced two Jehovah's Witnesses to prison terms on account of their faith. Roman Baranovsky was sentenced to…

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Legal Case of the Week: Prisoner of Conscience Anastasia Shevchenko given four-year suspended sentence

Week-ending 19 February 2021 On 18 February 2021 activist Anastasia Shevchenko was given a four-year suspended sentence for 'organising the activity of an undesirable organisation.' Amnesty International has recognised her…

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Legal Case of the Week: Two gay men abducted in Nizhny Novgorod the subject of ‘terrorism investigation’ in Chechnya.

Week-ending 12 February 2021 On 6 February 2021 the Russian LGBT Network reported that two gay men abducted in Nizhny Novgorod had been brought to Gudermes in Chechnya by FSB…

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Legal Case of the Week: Mediazona editor Sergei Smirnov sentenced to 25 days in prison

Week-ending 5 February 2021 Sergei Smirnov: photo source Ekho Moskvy On 3 February 2021 Sergei Smirnov, editor-in-chief of Mediazona news outlet was sentenced to 25 days in prison for 'repeated…

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