Week-ending 29 October 2021
“Unfortunately, the numbers [of political prisoners] have been steadily growing every year”
– Sergei Davidis, head of the Programme for the Support of Political Prisoners at Memorial Human Rights Centre.
On 28 October 2021 Memorial Human Rights Centre released its latest report on the number of political prisoners in Russia. Memorial listed at least 420 political prisoners in the country.
The Moscow Times, 28 October 2021: The number of political prisoners in Russia has risen sharply this year in a trend that recalls late Soviet-era repression, Russia’s leading rights group Memorial said on Wednesday. It listed at least 420 political prisoners in Russia, including top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny who survived a poisoning attempt with Novichok nerve agent last year.
Memorial Human Rights Centre: List of persons recognised as political prisoners as of 27 October 2021, excluding those persecuted for their relgious faith. [in Russian]
Memorial Human Rights Centre: List of persons recognised as political prisoners as of 27 October 2021 persecuted for their religious faith.