Memorial Human Rights Centre: Kazan resident Marsel Gimaliev, charged with involvement in the banned organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir, is a political prisoner

14 January 2021 Marsel Gimaliev, who is fighting to obtain official recognition for his disability after he suffered a fractured spine, faces life imprisonment Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Detention of Navalny a politically motivated unlawful act of retribution

18 January 2021 Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre On 17 January Aleksei Navalny was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. Along with the new criminal…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Two Muslims from Chelyabinsk region accused of being participants in the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir are political prisoners

23 December 2020 Ilfat Galimov and Rustam Khalikov are charged with terrorism offences solely because of their alleged involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir. They are not charged with acts of violence,…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: The criminal prosecution of Arkhangelsk city activist Andrei Borovikov is politically motivated and unlawful

25 December 2020 Andrei Borovikov has been charged with unlawful trafficking in pornography for posting on VKontakte a video clip from a Rammstein music video of the song Pussy  Source:…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Ingush journalist Rashid Maisigov is a political prisoner

11 December 2020 Drugs were planted on Rashid Maisigov and he has been wrongfully accused of inciting violation of the country's territorial integrity Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human…

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ECtHR Rulings of the Week: Violations of right to private and family life and of right to property. Court also accepts application by Memorial Human Rights Centre over fines imposed under ‘foreign agent’ law

Week-ending 11 December 2020 This week there were two rulings of the European Court of Human Rights in relation to Russia finding violations of Article 8 (respect for private and…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Two more Muslims from Tolyatti, prosecuted for involvement in the banned organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir, are political prisoners

25 November 2020 Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Radik Khairutdinov and Elmar Mamedov have been charged with participating in the activities of a terrorist organisation, although they have not been…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Rais Mavliutov, a resident of Tolyatti accused of involvement in the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir, is a political prisoner

23 November 2020   Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Rais Mavliutov has been charged with organising and participating in a terrorist organisation, as well as financing such an organisation and…

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Quote for the Week. Oleg Orlov on the new bill on civil society groups: “The Justice Ministry will be able to prohibit any type of our activity.”

Week-ending 27 November 2020 "The language [of the new bill on civil society groups] is very elastic, as it is in so many Russian laws of recent years. First of…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Shamil Fataliev, a Muslim from St. Petersburg convicted of involvement in the banned Takfir wal-Hijra, is a political prisoner

19 October 2020 Shamil Fataliev and ten other Muslims from St. Petersburg have been convicted on charges of involvement in an extremist organisation. Fataliev received the longest term of seven…

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