Write to Russia: Aleksei Gorinov – imprisoned for exercising his right to freedom of expression

Photo: Wikipedia Aleksei Gorinov was a Moscow city political activist, a member of the democratic Solidarity movement and a member of the Council of Deputies of the capital's Krasnoselsky municipal…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: A Fake Verdict. What Investigative Committee chair Aleksandr Bastrykin said in support of those prosecuted under Article 207.3 of the Russian Criminal Code [Novaya gazeta]

9 July 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, journalist, PhD in law, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group’s prize for human rights Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета. Европа] The first…

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Svetlana Astrakhantseva: This shameful, inhumane and cynical conviction must surely be quashed

8 July 2022 by Svetlana Astrakhantseva, executive director of Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] Moscow municipal council member Aleksei Gorinov has been sentenced to seven years…

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Aleksei Gorinov’s Final Word

7 July 2022 Aleksei Gorinov’s Final Word  Source: Aleksandr Podrabinek, Facebook The prosecution asked for 7 years in prison for Aleksei Gorinov. Today, on the eve of sentencing, he delivered…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: A member of a Moscow district council, remanded in custody for distributing ‘fake news’ about the Russian army, is a political prisoner

23 May 2022 Members of Moscow’s Krasnoselsky district municipal council, Aleksei Gorinov and Elena Kotenochkina spoke out against the war on Ukraine at a meeting of the council. They now…

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Aleksei Gorinov: “I’m being put on trial for stating my opinion”

Photo source: Kasparov.ru 6 May 2022 A letter from the pre-trial detention centre by Aleksei Gorinov, a deputy on the local council of Moscow’s Krasnoselsky district, who was arrested for…

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