Memorial Human Rights Centre: Ilya Pershin, participant in a St. Petersburg rally in support of Aleksei Navalny, is a political prisoner

7 October 2021 Ilya Pershin was sentenced to three years in a low security penal colony on charges of using violence against a police officer at a protest rally on…

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Person of the Week: Russian authorities designate Aleksei Navalny a ‘terrorist’

Week-ending 15 October 2021 On 11 October 2021 jailed Aleksei Navalny was removed from the 'flight list' category but added to a 'terrorist watch list' on the grounds that he…

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Quote for the Week: ‘Refusal to transfer the case for consideration in the session of the court of cassation’ – Russian Supreme Court rejecting an appeal by human rights activist Yury Dmitriev

Week-ending 15 October 2021 Yury Dmitriev On 13 October 2021 the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation refused to hear an appeal by human rights activist and historian of the…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Kemerovo blogger and activist Mikhail Alfyorov is a political prisoner

5 October 2021 Alfyorov has been prosecuted more than twenty times for various alleged administrative offences because of his criticism of the authorities. Now he faces four criminal charges for…

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Person of the Week: Migrant rights defender Valentina Chupik released from detention in Moscow and allowed to fly to Armenia

Week-ending 8 October 2021 On 2 October migrant rights defender Valentina Chupik was released from detention at Sheremetevo airport in Moscow. She boarded a flight to Armenia the same day.…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Brothers Ismail Isaev and Salekh Magamadov are political prisoners

13 September 2021 Two young Chechens who criticized the authorities on the Internet were abducted and forced to publicly repent. After leaving Chechnya, they were detained in Nizhny Novgorod on…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Pavel Grin-Romanov, a participant in the January 2021 Moscow rally in support of Aleksei Navalny, is a political prisoner

20 September 2021 Pavel Grin-Romanov has been sentenced to three years in a penal colony for using pepper spray to protect his wife at a protest rally as it was…

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Secrets, secrets everywhere: Leonid Nikitinsky speaks wtih Ivan Pavlov

20 September 2021 Ivan Pavlov, lawyer and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize, explains, in an interview with Novaya gazeta columnist Leonard Nikitinsky (who is also a member of…

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Maria Alekhina: I have been sentenced to one year’s “restriction of freedom.” Here is my final address to the court at my trial…

10 September 2021 by Maria Alekhina, civil society activist, human rights defender Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Echo Moskvy] The prosecution for violating Sanitary and Epidemiological Rules (Article 236 of…

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Legal Case of the Week: The on-going trial of Crimean Tatar Azamat Eyupov

Week-ending 17 September 2021 Photo of Azamat Eyupov: Crimean Tatar Resource Centre Veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement Azamat Eyupov is on trial in Russia, facing a 15-20-year sentence on…

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