Write to Russia: Kevin Lik – a high school student from Adygea sentenced to four years’ imprisonment on a spurious charge of treason

On 28 December 2023, a court sentenced Kevin Lik to four years’ imprisonment on a charge of treason. Kevin Lik, a high school student from Maikop in Adygea with dual…

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Write to Russia: Fail Alsynov – imprisoned for a speech at an environmental protest in Bashkortostan

Fail Alsynov (in his passport, his surname is ‘Alchinov’), a well-known Bashkir opposition activist, was sentenced to four years in a penal colony on 17 January 2024 for a speech…

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Write to Russia: Dolite Sinitsyna – a retired history teacher imprisoned for criticising Russia’s war against Ukraine on social media

On 25 May 2023, Dolite Sinitsyna, a pensioner and resident of Nakhodka in Primorsky region in Russia's Far East, was sentenced to 18 months in a penal colony on a…

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Write to Russia: Zarema Musaeva – imprisoned on trumped up charges is a victim of collective punishment intended to silence her family members

On 4 July 2023, Zarema Musaeva was sentenced to five and a half years' imprisonment in a general regime penal colony by a court in Grozny, capital of Chechnya, on…

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Write to Russia: Ramilya Galim – sentenced to five years for calling on soldiers mobilised from Bashkortostan not to kill Ukrainians

On 22 December 2023 Ramilya Galim, an activist from Ufa in Bashkortostan, was sentenced to five years in a general regime penal colony on charges of 'inciting activities against state…

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Write to Russia: Richard Rouz – serving an eight-year term of imprisonment for criticizing Russia’s war against Ukraine

On 22 September 2023 a military court in the city of Ekaterinburg sentenced anti-war activist Richard Rouz to eight years in a penal colony on charges of justification of terrorism…

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Write to Russia: Bohdan Ziza – sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment for protesting against Russia’s war on Ukraine

On 6 June 2023, the court sentenced Bohdan Ziza to 15 years’ imprisonment on charges of vandalism, terrorism, threatening to commit a terrorist act, and incitement of terrorism for an…

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Write to Russia: Nadezhda Buyanova – remanded in custody on charges of spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian military

Since 26 April 2024 67-year-old Moscow doctor Nadezhda Buyanova has been held on remand on charges of spreading 'fake news' about the Russian military in a conversation with a patient.…

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Write to Russia: Ukrainian citizens Volodymyr Udovyka, Volodymyr Linnyk, Viktoriia Tkachenko and Nataliia Prydatchenko – imprisoned in violation of the Geneva Conventions

Between 4 and 21 December 2024, Ukrainian citizens Volodymyr Udovyka, Volodymyr Linnyk, Viktoriia Tkachenko, and Nataliia Prydatchenko were all convicted by the Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don of ‘participation…

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Write to Russia: Evgeniya Maiboroda – imprisoned for five and a half years on charges of ‘discrediting’ the Russian army

Evgeniya Maiboroda, a pensioner, comes from the city of Shakhty in Rostov region. On 29 January 2024, a court in Shakhty sentenced Evgeniya Maiboroda to five and a half years…

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