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

‘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’: Andrei Kapatsyna is a political prisoner

30 December 2023 Andrei Kapatsyna, an air traffic controller from Magadan, has been sentenced to two years and 10 months in a penal colony for refusing to take part in…

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OVD-Info’s Weekly Bulletin No. 339: Prosecuted for burning a passport

13 January 2024 OVD-Info is a Russian civil society organisation that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here.…

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“War in the 21st century is impermissible”. A member of the Way Home organisation talks about one-person pickets in Moscow

7 January 2024 by Andrei Presnyakov. An interview with Maria Andreeva of the Way Home movement. Source: Spektr.press On 6 January, women belonging to the Way Home movement, who are seeking…

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