Memorial Human Rights Centre: Konstantin Lakeev, convicted of kicking an FSB car, is a political prisoner

28 January 2022 Konstantin Lakeev, 18, has been sentenced to almost three years in prison for kicking an FSB car three times at a rally in support of Navalny in…

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Podcast No. 98. Simon & Sergei – with Vitaly Ponomarev

Our guest this week on the podcast is Vitaly Ponomarev, head of the Central Asia programme at Memorial Human Rights Centre. Since 2005 Vitaly Ponomarev has also been head of…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Six Muslims are political prisoners: evidence against them may have been falsified and their right to a fair trial violated

11 January 2022 Their prosecution may have been part of a government propaganda campaign against ‘Islamic extremism’ Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre In accordance with international guidelines, Memorial Human Rights…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Belarusian citizen Yana Pinchuk, threatened with extradition to her home country, is a political prisoner

22 December 2021 Yana Pinchuk is accused in Belarus of inciting hatred against police officers and extremism for running an opposition Telegram channel Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre In accordance…

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Law of the Week: Memorial, Mayak and Medium-Orient – three victims of the ‘foreign agent’ law

Week-ending 24 December 2021 The 'foreign agent' law remains an instrument widely used by the Russian authorities to repress freedom of expression and freedom of association. The court proceedings to…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Navalny supporter assaulted at a St. Petersburg protest is a political prisoner

6 December 2021 Eldar Garipov allegedly scratched the leg of a riot policeman, at the same time smashing his own head against a rubber baton  Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: The prosecution of Nizhny Novgorod opposition activists Natalia Rezontova and Roman Tregubov is unlawful and politically motivated

2 December 2021 The activists are being prosecuted for violating ‘sanitation’ rules in their local area after they called for people to join a demonstration in support of Aleksei Navalny…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Ufa opposition activist Liliya Chanysheva is a political prisoner

3 December 2021 Along with Navalny and his associates, Chanysheva is charged with creating an ‘extremist group.’ We believe their prosecution is intended to completely destroy the extra-parliamentary opposition in…

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CSO of the Week: Memorial

Week-ending 17 December 2021 This week the legal proceedings to close down the Memorial International Society and the Memorial Human Rights Centre continued, hearings in the former case resumed on…

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Law of the Week: The ‘foreign agent’ law

Week-ending 17 December 2021 This week, as the legal proceedings to close down the International Memorial Society and the Memorial Human Rights Centre continued on the basis of alleged violations…

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