Memorial Human Rights Centre: Said-Mukhamad Dzhumaev, involved in clashes with police at a protest rally in support of Navalny, is a political prisoner

2 November 2021 Said-Mukhamad Dzhumaev was given an unprecedentedly harsh sentence of five years in a penal colony, although no police personnel were injured by his actions  Source: Memorial Human…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Kirill Skripin, charged with vandalism for the graffiti ‘PUTIN-THIEF,’ is victim of unlawful and politically-motivated prosecution

3 November 2021 Rostov activist Kirill Skripin was held for almost six months on remand even though there is no CCTV footage of the alleged crime Source: Memorial Human Rights…

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Podcast No. 91. Simon & Sergei – on Memorial, with Sergei Davidis and Jens Siegert

Jens Siegert Sergei Davidis This week on the podcast we discuss the situation surrounding Memorial following moves by proecutors to close down two organisations: the International Memorial Society and Memorial…

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Legal Case of the Week: Liliya Chanyseva charged with ‘extremism’, remanded in custody

Week-ending 12 November 2021 teamchanysheva / facebook via The Moscow Times This week Liliya Chanysheva, who used to head the support group for Aleksei Navalny in the Bashkortostan region, was…

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Ivan Pavlov: “They have done everything to make a person leave and not come back”

Ivan Pavlov 29 October 2021 Ivan Pavlov in conversation with Aleksandr Kasatkin Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Настоящее время] The Russian authorities have put the lawyer Ivan Pavlov, a laureate of…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Political Prisoners, Yesterday and Today. On a Concept Substitution.

30 October 2021 Aleksandr Podrabinek  Source: Radio Svoboda When in 1991 the RSFSR Supreme Soviet passed a resolution making 30 October the official Day of Remembrance of the Victims of…

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Grigory Melkonyants on why Golos has been classified as a ‘foreign agent’

22 October 2021 by Grigory Melkonyants, co-chair of the Golos movement for the defence of voters’ rights, an independent election-monitoring organisation, and laureate of the prize of the Moscow Helsinki…

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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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