Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Vladimir Kara-Murza, a politician accused of spreading fake news about the Russian army, is a political prisoner

20 May 2022 The trigger for the criminal prosecution was a speech by Kara-Murza to the Arizona House of Representatives Source: Human Rights Project 'Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial' The…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: A member of a Moscow district council, remanded in custody for distributing ‘fake news’ about the Russian army, is a political prisoner

23 May 2022 Members of Moscow’s Krasnoselsky district municipal council, Aleksei Gorinov and Elena Kotenochkina spoke out against the war on Ukraine at a meeting of the council. They now…

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Irina Shcherbakova: Europe is wrong to fear driving Putin into a corner

16 June 2022 Sergei Satanovsky talks to Irina Shcherbakova for Deutsche Welle Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: DW] Irina Shcherbakova, head of the Memorial education council and laureate of the…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners’: Igor Maltsev, remanded in custody for taking part in an anti-war rally in St. Petersburg, is a political prisoner

11 May 2022 Igor Maltsev and Sofia Semenova are being prosecuted for the criminal offence of hooliganism after burning an effigy in camouflage on the ice of the Malaya Neva…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Police officer Sergei Klokov, accused of spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian army, is a political prisoner

17 May 2022 Sergei Klokov has been remanded in custody on charges of talking on the phone about crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine Source: Support for Political Prisoners.…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Ukrainian journalist Vladislav Esipenko, convicted in Crimea, is a political prisoner

25 March 2022 Esipenko has been sentenced to six years in a penal colony on charges of possessing a grenade Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, in…

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Aleksandr Cherkasov: ‘The curtain is coming down.’ Speech in court on the liquidation of Memorial Human Rights Centre

Aleksandr Cherkasov 5 April 2022 by Aleksandr Cherkasov, chair of the board of Memorial Human Rights Centre, laureate of a Moscow Helsinki Group human rights award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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22 years before Bucha. Human rights activist Oleg Orlov on how Memorial investigated civilian murders in Chechnya [Mediazona]

8 April 2022 By Dima Shvets Source: Mediazona During the two wars in Chechnya, soldiers in the Russian army were accused more than once of killing civilians during mop-up operations.…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Moscow region bloggers Aleksandr Dorogov and Yan Katelevsky are political prisoners

23 March 2022 We believe the two bloggers are being prosecuted because of their anti-corruption investigations  Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, in accordance with international standards,…

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