Statement by 32 Human Rights Groups on the Verdict and Sentencing in the case of Oleg Orlov

27 February 2024 Human rights defender Oleg Orlov sentenced to two and a half years' imprisonment Today 32 human rights organizations (see below) issued a statement condemning the conviction and…

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Oleg Orlov’s final speech at his trial: ‘Their children and grandchildren will be ashamed to talk about where their fathers and mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers served and what they did’ [Mediazona]

Oleg Orlov 26 February 2024 By Anna Pavlova and Sergei Golubev Source: Mediazona The retrial of Oleg Orlov, co-chair of Memorial, on charges of ‘discrediting the army is drawing to…

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Oleg Orlov’s speech at his trial: ‘We now find ourselves in the world of George Orwell’

11 October 2023 Oleg Orlov's speech at his trial Source: Radio Svoboda Radio Svoboda has published the text of Oleg Orlov's final speech at his trial for ‘discrediting’ the Russian…

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Rights in Russia interview – with Nataliya Sekretareva, head of the legal team at Memorial Human Rights Defence Centre

Mary Page talks with Nataliya Sekretareva, a Russian human rights lawyer who works as head of the legal team at the Memorial Human Rights Defence Centre. Before that, Nataliya worked…

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Statement by International Memorial Association in Support of Oleg Orlov

7 June 2023 Source: Memorial Society [Facebook] On 8 June, the trial will begin against our comrade, co-chair of the Memorial Centre for the Defence of Human Rights and board…

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Lana Estemirova on the criminal prosecution of Oleg Orlov: “I’m asking you to sign the petition in support of Oleg Petrovich”

6 June 2023 Source: Memorial Society [Facebook] Lana Estemirova, the daughter of Natalya Estemirova, a human rights activist and associate of the Memorial Human Rights Centre who was murdered in…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: In search of Nazis

22 March 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV On 21 March in the early hours of the morning officers from the Investigative Committee and ‘Centre-E’ [anti-extremism police] searched the Moscow…

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Oleg Orlov: ‘They wanted fascism. They got it.’

14 November 2022 by Oleg Orlov, co-chair of the board of the Human Rights Defence Centre Memorial Source: Facebook [this article was first published in French translation by Mediapart] The bloody…

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Speech by Oleg Orlov at OSCE conference on the human dimension

28 September 2022 Speech by Oleg Orlov at an OSCE conference in Warsaw, Poland, on the human dimension Source: Telegram Dear colleagues, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,   Thank you for…

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Human Rights Defence Centre Memorial: Statement on the so-called ‘referendums’

21 September 2022 Statement by Sergei Davidis and Oleg Orlov, co-chairs of Human Rights Defence Centre Memorial Source: Human Rights Defence Centre Memorial On 20 September 2022, the puppet ‘councils’…

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