Press releases, weekly bulletins and other publications by human rights organisations in Russia

OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 260: A ‘foreign agent’ because of an americano

2 July 2022 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 259: If you’re president for seven years …

25 June 2022 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners’: Igor Maltsev, remanded in custody for taking part in an anti-war rally in St. Petersburg, is a political prisoner

11 May 2022 Igor Maltsev and Sofia Semenova are being prosecuted for the criminal offence of hooliganism after burning an effigy in camouflage on the ice of the Malaya Neva…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Police officer Sergei Klokov, accused of spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian army, is a political prisoner

17 May 2022 Sergei Klokov has been remanded in custody on charges of talking on the phone about crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine Source: Support for Political Prisoners.…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Smolensk-based bloggers Ruslan Bobiev and Anastasia Chistova are political prisoners

18 April 2022 In October 2021 Bobiev and Chistova were sentenced to 10 months in prison for a photograph of simulated oral sex in front of St Basil's Cathedral Source:…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Smolensk-based blogger Aleksei Chervyakov is a political prisoner

12 May 2022 Chervyakov is being prosecuted on charges of rehabilitating Nazism for comments he made online against graffiti with a veteran's portrait Source: Human Rights Project 'Support for Political…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 257: Remove the witnesses

12 June 2022 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Ukrainian journalist Vladislav Esipenko, convicted in Crimea, is a political prisoner

25 March 2022 Esipenko has been sentenced to six years in a penal colony on charges of possessing a grenade Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, in…

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