Quote for the Week: “We urge the Russian government to use its influence on Syrian authorities to end arbitrary arrests, torture and degrading treatment in prisons, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances” – from a report by Russian human rights groups on the conflict in Syria.

Week-ending 2 April 2021 “Russian state media does not report on the victims of bombardments, nor the forced displacement of civilians resulting in part from Russia’s military actions in Syria.…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Muso Dzhalolov, a Tajik national convicted on charges of involvement in the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami, is a political prisoner

26 March 2021 In October 2020 Muso Dzhalolov, who lived in St Petersburg, was sentenced to 10 years in a strict regime penal colony for involvement in a terrorist organisation. …

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Novosibirsk activist Yana Drobnokhod is a political prisoner

9 March 2021 Yana Drobnokhod is being held on remand charged under the so-called ‘Dadin’ article of the Russian Criminal Code with taking part in peaceful protests in support of…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Krasnoyarsk resident who mistakenly pepper-sprayed FSB officers is a political prisoner

9 March 2021 Artem Zagrebelny was sentenced to five years in prison for violence against law enforcement officers who attacked him in the lift of the apartment building where he…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Andrei Prilutsky, a citizen of Belarus who has applied for political asylum in Russia, is a political prisoner

5 March 2021 Prilutsky links his criminal prosecution with his opposition activities as a member of the Belaruskali strike committee Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Belarus is demanding the extradition…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Drugs planted on Circassian activist Kochesokov for criticising the authorities

26 February 2021 Anti-extremism police were involved in fabricating the criminal prosecution Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, on the basis of internationally accepted guidelines, has recognised…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Ten Muslims from Orenburg, convicted in the case of the banned Tablighi Jamaat, are political prisoners

15 February 2021 The 10 Muslims were sentenced to terms ranging from two years to six and a half years in a general regime penal colony on charges of extremism…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Ten opposition figures charged with violating Covid-19 restrictions are political prisoners

8 February 2021 Maria Alekhina, Dmitry Baranovsky, Anastasia Vasilyeva, Nikolai Lyaskin, Oleg Navalny, Liubov Sobol, Oleg Stepanov, Liusya Shtein, Konstantin Yankauskas and Kira Yarmysh stand accused of urging people to…

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Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre: Stop the Crackdown! Release Navalny and All Political Prisoners!

4 February 2021 The court’s decision on 2 February 2021 to imprison Aleksei Navalny is politically motivated and arbitrary. It has nothing to do with law.  Source: Memorial Human Rights…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Pavel Zelensky, a cameraman employed by the Anti-Corruption Foundation remanded in custody for two tweets about the death of journalist Irina Slavina, is a political prisoner

29 January 2021 Pavel Zelensky is being prosecuted for inciting extremism. We believe that, despite the controversial nature of Zelensky’s emotional response, there is no evidence of an offence in…

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