A new stage of repression: Sergey Bondarenko on the Kremlin’s changing approach to silencing dissent [Meduza]

On July 15, a judge in Komsomolsk-on-Amur acquitted artist and LGBT activist Yulia Tsvetkova after three years of legal proceedings. Tsvetkova was accused of “distributing pornography” after she published drawings of vulvas on a…

Continue ReadingA new stage of repression: Sergey Bondarenko on the Kremlin’s changing approach to silencing dissent [Meduza]

Quote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina, director of AI’s Moscow office: “We call on the Russian authorities to immediately drop all charges against Yulia Tsvetkova.”

Week-ending 9 April 2021 “This absurdity has lasted almost a year and a half. A woman has been criminally charged with ‘producing pornography’ simply for drawing and publishing images of…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina, director of AI’s Moscow office: “We call on the Russian authorities to immediately drop all charges against Yulia Tsvetkova.”