Person of the Week: Aleksandr Shabarchin, imprisoned for peaceful activism, recognised by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience

Week-ending 23 October 2020 Aleksandr Shabarchin Amnesty International issued a statement on 19 October 2020 calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Aleksandr Shabarchin, sentenced in Perm to two…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny. EU announces sanctions as Western security agencies conclude FSB responsible for his poisoning

Aleksei Navalny. Source: Facebook Aleksei Navalny The Guardian, Thursday, 15 October 2020: The EU has announced sanctions against members of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, including the head of Russia’s domestic…

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Person of the Week. Irina Slavina: “I ask you to blame the Russian Federation for my death.”

Week-ending 2 October 2020 Photo of Irina Slavina: Agora Irina Slavina, a journalist in Nizhny Novgorod and chief editor at the Koza Press news website, died on 2 October 2020…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny, opposition activist in a coma after suspected poisoning

Week-ending 21 August 2020 Photo: By Evgeny Feldman - via Wikipedia On Thursday, 20 August 2020, The Guardian reported opposition leader Aleksei Navalny was in a coma and on a ventilator in…

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