Memorial Human Rights Centre: A Chechen from Kazakhstan, convicted of justifying terrorism on the basis of videos on social networks, is a political prisoner

21 July 2020 Aitakhadzhi Khalimov saved three videos containing archive footage from the first Chechen war on his VKontakte page. A court sentenced him to 3.5 years’ imprisonment on charges…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Leftwing politician and video blogger Nikolai Platoshkin is a political prisoner

13 July 2020 Nikolai Platoshkin has been unjustifiably charged with making preparations for riots. This charge is politically motivated and related to his opposition civic and political activities. Source: Memorial…

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‘For the Benefit of the Authorities.’ Sergei Davidis of Memorial Human Rights Centre on the prosecution of historian Yury Dmitriev

Pictured: Sergei Davidis 7 July 2020 Igor Sevriugin talks withi Sergei Davidis about the prosecution of Yury Dmitriev Source: Nastoyashchee vremya At the trial at the Petrozavodsk City Court, the…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Ten Muslims convicted of involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir in St. Petersburg are political prisoners

30 June 2020 All ten Muslims were found guilty under a terrorist article of the Russian Criminal Code, although there is no evidence they committed, or planned to commit, crimes…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Aleksandr Gabyshev, a shaman from Yakutsk, is a political prisoner

25 June 2020 Aleksandr Gabyshev,  suspected of inciting extremism, has been forcibly hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital. Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre considers Aleksandr Gabyshev a…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Two more Muslims convicted of involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir are political prisoners

19 June 2020 Khotamzhon Karimov and Altynbek uulu Abdymanap have been convicted under a terrorist article of the Russian Criminal Code in the absence of any evidence of terrorism Source:…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Six Muslims, prosecuted on charges of involvement with Hizb ut-Tahrir in the Crimea, are political prisoners

16 June 2020 Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre The six Muslims have been imprisoned on terrorist charges without being accused of terrorism. Memorial Human Rights Centre believes Crimean Tatars Akramzhon…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Uzbek human rights defender Rakhmiddin Kamolov, convicted of a terrorist offence in Russia, is a political prisoner

16 June 2020 Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Rakhmiddin Kamolov has been sentenced to 16 years’ deprivation of liberty for ‘involvement’ in Hizb ut-Tahrir, an organisation unjustifiably designated as terrorist…

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Oleg Orlov: Two systems and the fight against coronavirus

6 May 2020 Oleg Orlov, board member of Memorial Human Rights Centre, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] Over the past decade,…

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