Person of the Week: Aleksandra Krylenkova

Week-ending 27 March 2020

Contagious Solidarity: As Russia Faces Growing COVID-19 Crisis, Independent Activists Gear Up To Help

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Aleksandra Krylenkova is a human rights activist with a long track record. In recent months, she has been campaigning in support of the defendants in the so-called Network (Set) case, a terrorism prosecution that many believe was trumped up by the Federal Security Service. She has also publicized alleged human rights abuses in Ukraine’s Crimea region, which was seized by Russia in 2014. Now, like the rest of the world, Krylenkova is turning her attention to the COVID-19 pandemic. RFE/RL, 25 March 2020

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