Memorial Human Rights Centre: The prosecution of Nizhny Novgorod opposition activist Mikhail Iosilevich for involvement with an ‘undesirable organisation’ is politically motivated and unlawful

12 October 2020 Mikhail Iosilevich is being prosecuted solely because opposition events were held on a property owned by him. The journalist Irina Slavina, who was driven to suicide, was…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Kursk resident Sergei Lavrov, convicted of justifying terrorism on VKontakte, is a political prisoner

13 October 2020 Sergei Lavrov was sentenced to five years in a penal colony and compulsory psychiatric treatment under a ‘terrorist’ article of the Russian Criminal Code, although his entire…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Karina Tsurkan, a former senior manager at Inter RAO, is a political prisoner

7 October 2020 Karina Tsurkan is charged with spying for Moldova, but her guilt has not been proved and the investigation has been conducted with gross violations of the law.…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Bagavudin Omarov, a Muslim from Dagestan charged with organising a cell of the banned At-Takfir wal-Hijra, is a political prisoner

28 September 2020 We demand the release of Bagavudin Omarov and an end to the prosecution of alleged supporters of At-Takfir wal-Hijra for offences under anti-extremist articles of the Russian…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: How do the authorities use Article 205.4 on terrorist groups against political activists?

8 July 2020 Memorial has published a report reviewing the use of Article 205.4 of the Russian Criminal Code. Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Our report analyses in detail the…

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A Public initiative in Memory of Irina Slavina

Photo of Irina Slavina (Agora) 6 October 2020 On the day of the funeral of Nizhny Novgorod journalist Irina Slavina, Memorial, Open Russia and Public Verdict demanded a review of…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Four Crimean Tatars charged with participation in the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir are political prisoners

23 September 2020 Ruslan Mesutov, Lenur Khalilov, Ruslan Nagaev and Eldar Kantimirov, all from the town of Alushta in Crimea, are being prosecuted under ‘terrorism’ articles of the Russian Criminal…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: The prosecution of Sochi human rights activist Semyon Simonov is unlawful and politically motivated

25 September 2020 Semyon Simonov is being prosecuted for the failure of Southern Human Rights Centre, an NGO he heads, to pay a fine for not registering as a ‘foreign…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Magomed Khamkhoev, a participant in the March 2019 protest in Ingushetia, is a political prisoner

18 September 2020 Magomed Khamkhoev is facing unsubstantiated charges of inciting violence not dangerous to life or health against law enforcement officers during the forcible dispersal of a peaceful rally…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Defendant in Perm ‘Putin mannequin’ case is a political prisoner

14 September 2020 We demand the immediate release of Aleksandr Shabarchin, sentenced to two years in a penal colony, and the quashing of the convictions in the case, one other…

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