Memorial Human Rights Centre: Russian authorities violated the UN Convention on Refugees in extraditing Aleksei Kudin, a citizen of Belarus

22 July 2021 The European Court of Human Rights banned Russia from extraditing Kudin, a participant in last year's August protests, to his home country of Belarus where he is…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Oleg Makurin, convicted for a post on the internet about attacks on the FSB, is the victim of a politically motivated prosecution

15 July 2021 Oleg Makurin was fined 300,000 roubles for public justification of terrorism Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, in accordance with international guidelines, considers the…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Aleksei Pichugin is a political prisoner in isolation and under duress

16 July 2021 Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre It recently became known that Aleksei Pichugin, Russia's longest serving political prisoner, has been transferred from…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Roman Pichuzhin, a participant in a January protest in Moscow, is a political prisoner

7 July 2021 Pichuzhin was sentenced to two years in a penal colony for pushing a riot police officer; the court ruled Pichuzhin had struck the officer. Source: Memorial Human…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: The murder of Natasha Estemirova 12 years on

15 July 2021 Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Twelve years ago, Natasha Estemirova, our colleague, friend and fellow activist, was kidnapped and murdered. Natasha…

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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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Memorial Human Rights Centre: An artist from Khabarovsk charged with justifying terrorism is a political prisoner

29 June 2021 Maksim Smolnikov was remanded in custody for a comment posted online three years ago about the explosion at the Arkhangelsk FSB headquarters  Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Georgy Guev, sentenced to six years in a penal colony on charges of financing terrorism, is a political prisoner

28 June 2021 The Investigative Committee believes the banned Islamic State received a charitable donation of 7,000 roubles  Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, in accordance with…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Andrei Pivovarov, former director of Open Russia, is a political prisoner

18 June 2021 Andrei Pivovarov is being prosecuted because the authorities do not wish to allow opposition candidates to run for the State Duma Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial…

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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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