‘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’: Irina Skorovarova, from Taganrog, is a political prisoner 

24 January 2024 Taganrog resident Irina Skorovarova has been placed under house arrest on charges of ‘discrediting’ the Russian armed forces Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project ‘Political…

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‘Political Prisoners: Memorial’: Fyodor Konovalov, from St. Petersburg, is a political prisoner

22 January 2024 Fyodor Konovalov has been remanded in custody on charges of propaganda of terrorism for having in his possession posters from the Russian Volunteer Corps and the Freedom…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Tatyana Moskalenko is a political prisoner

9 January 2024 Tatyana Moskalenko faces up to six years in prison for reposting videos calling for protests against the war with Ukraine and against mobilisation Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Daniil Vodolagin, a student from Volgograd, is a political prisoner

5 January 2024 Daniil Vodolagin has been remanded in custody on charges of spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian army Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners.…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Egor Balazeikin is a political prisoner

28 December 2023 Egor Bazaleikin, a 17-year-old high school student from Leningrad region, has been sentenced to six years’ imprisonment on two charges of attempted arson of military recruitment centres…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Ilya Podkamenny is a political prisoner

27 December 2023 Ilya Podkamenny, a 19-year-old activist from Irkutsk, has been sentenced to 12 years in a strict regime penal colony  Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project,…

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

25 December 2023 Dmitry Morozov, a military serviceman from Sochi, has been sentenced to two years and four months in a penal colony for refusing to return to the war…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Radio Liberty journalist Alsu Kurmasheva is a political prisoner

30 November 2023 Alsu Kurmasheva has been remanded in custody on charges of failing to register as a ‘foreign agent’ Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners.…

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“Whatever I am, I am not a criminal.” Speech by Evgeniya Berkovich in court

Evgeniya Berkovich [Source: social media] 30 November 2023  Source: Spektr.press Moscow City Court has denied the appeal against the pre-trial detention of director Evgeniya Berkovich and screenwriter Svetlana Petriychuk. Today, Berkovich…

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