‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Oleg Pankov is a political prisoner

5 March 2024 Oleg Pankov, an opposition politician and activist from Komsomolsk-on-Amur, has been remanded in custody on charges of ‘discrediting’ the army Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘The Competent Authority’ by Iegor Gran

17 April 2024 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews The Competent Authority by Iegor Gran, translated by Ruth Driver [hardback, £22, 224pp, ISBN-9781914495557, Mountain Leopard Press, London, 2023] In 1966, two Soviet writers…

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Write to Russia: Nariman Dzhelyal – Crimean Tatar activist imprisoned on false charges

Nariman Dzhelyal is a journalist and Crimean Tatar activist who, until the organisation was banned as 'extremist', was first deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People (an…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 352: Aleksandr Demidenko dies in pre-trial detention

13 April 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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Rights in Russia Update [12 April 2024]

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Political Prisoners. Memorial: Musician Eduard Sharlot is a political prisoner

4 March 2024 Eduard Sharlot is being prosecuted on charges of desecrating symbols of military glory, insulting the feelings of religious believers and damaging official documents for statements he made…

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 Political Prisoners. Memorial: Maria Mekhedova is a political prisoner 

29 February 2024 Maria Mekhedova, a paediatrician from Blagoveshchensk, has been placed under house arrest for comments about the death of Vladlen Tatarsky  Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights…

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