Political Prisoners. Memorial: Maria Mekhedova is a political prisoner 

29 February 2024 Maria Mekhedova, a paediatrician from Blagoveshchensk, has been placed under house arrest for comments about the death of Vladlen Tatarsky  Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights…

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Write to Russia: Oleg Orlov – prominent human rights defender imprisoned for exercising the right to freedom of expression

On 27 February 2024 human rights defender Oleg Orlov, one of the founders of the Memorial Society, was sentenced to two and a half years' imprisonment on charges of 'discrediting…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Human rights defender Oleg Orlov is a political prisoner

6 March 2024 Oleg Orlov, one of the founders of Memorial, has been sentenced to two and a half years’ imprisonment for an article in which he opposed the war…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Mikhail Babintsev is a political prisoner 

28 February 2024 Mikhail Babintsev, a photographer from Buryatia, was sentenced to 13 years in a strict regime penal colony on charges of terrorism for the arson of a military…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Boris Goncharenko and Bogdan Abdurakhmanov are political prisoners

26 February 2024 Boris Goncharenko and Bogdan Abdurakhmanov, both residents of Krasnodar region, face up to 20 years’ imprisonment for the attempted arson of a military recruitment centre Source: Political…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Ukrainian citizen Arsen Ibraimov is a political prisoner

23 February 2024 Arsen Ibraimov was sentenced to 10 years in a strict regime penal colony on charges of involvement in the Crimean Tatar battalion named after Noman Chelebidzhikhan. Source;…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Ukrainian citizen Maksym Butkevych is a political prisoner

5 February 2024 Maksym Butkevych, a human rights defender who volunteered to join the Ukrainian military and was then captured by Russian forces, was sentenced to 13 years in a…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Gaziz Davletbaev is a political prisoner

2 February 2024 Gaziz Davletbaev, a resident of Magnitogorsk, is being prosecuted on charges of justification of terrorism for a post on the VK social media site Source: Political Prisoners.…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Daniil Stepanov is a political prisoner

31 January 2024 Daniil Stepanov was sentenced to four and a half years’ imprisonment on charges of vandalism and cooperation with foreign organisations Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Dmitry Vitushkin is a political prisoner

7 February 2024 Dmitry Vitushkin is a local historian from St. Petersburg charged with rehabilitation of Nazism and disrespect for the ‘days of military glory’ for comments about the Soviet-Finnish…

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