‘Who, if not us?’: Supporters of Russian political prisoner Yuri Dmitriev speak out

19 August 2021 by Natalia Shkurenok, a Saint-Petersburg based journalist, writing for The New Times, Snob, Colta, ArtNews Paper and Novaya Gazeta. Source: OpenDemocracy Republished by kind permission What makes…

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Quote for the Week. Halya Coynash: “There are strong grounds for linking the persecution of Dmitriev with attempts by the current Russian regime to whitewash the darkest pages of Soviet history.” 

Week-ending 30 July 2021 Yury Dmitriev "It is thanks to Dmitriev and his Memorial colleagues that thousands of Ukrainians, Russians and representatives of other nationalities have learned the fate of…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Halya Coynash: “There are strong grounds for linking the persecution of Dmitriev with attempts by the current Russian regime to whitewash the darkest pages of Soviet history.” 

An open letter from prominent figures in the worlds of culture and science to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: “Please take up the case of Yury Dmitriev and deliver your verdict.”

Pictured:  Boris Al’tshuler, head of the children's rights NGO Right of the Child, physicist, social commentator, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, and one of the signatories of the open…

Continue ReadingAn open letter from prominent figures in the worlds of culture and science to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: “Please take up the case of Yury Dmitriev and deliver your verdict.”

Quote for the Week. “On the 100th anniversary of Andrey Sakharov’s birth, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee will present the 2021 Sakharov Freedom Award to historian and dissident Yury Dmitriev” – Norwegian Helsinki Committee

Week-ending 21 May 2021 "On the 100th anniversary of Andrey Sakharov’s birth, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee will present the 2021 Sakharov Freedom Award to historian and dissident Yury Dmitriev. Yury…

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Person of the Week: Yury Dmitriev

Week-ending 19 February 2021 On 16 February St. Petersburg's Third Court of Cassation upheld on appeal the 13-year prison sentence handed down to Yury Dmitriev, Gulag historian and long-time head…

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Quote for the Week. Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law: “Yury Dmitriev deserves particular recognition for his exceptional commitment to addressing historical crimes in the former Soviet Union and preserving the memory of the Stalinist Terror.”

Week-ending 18 December 2020 This year Yury Dmitriev is one of the laureates of the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law. About the prize: Every year…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law: “Yury Dmitriev deserves particular recognition for his exceptional commitment to addressing historical crimes in the former Soviet Union and preserving the memory of the Stalinist Terror.”

Legal Case of the Week. Gulag historian Yury Dmitriev may face new charges

Week-ending 20 November 2020 Human Rights Ombudsman in Karelia, Gennady Sarayev, said on 18 November 2020 that Gulag historian Yury Dmitriev may face news charges related to producion of child…

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Yury Dmitriev: “I must have really stepped on someone’s toes…”

30 September 2020 The day after the toughening of the sentence handed down to historian Yury Dmitriev, a laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group human rights prize, from three and…

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Legal Case of the Week: Court increases sentence handed down to Gulag historian Yury Dmitriev to 13 years’ imprisonment

Week-ending 2 October 2020 On Tuesday, 29 September, the Supreme Court of Karelia increased the term of imprisonment to be served by human rights activist and historian Yury Dmitriev from…

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