“I sleep and howl”: Founder of Centre for Assistance to Trangender People has left Russia [OVD-Info]

Yan Dvorkin. Photo source: https://centre-t.ru/yan_dvorkin 29 November 2023 Transcribed by Galya Sova Source: OVD-Info Yan Dvorkin, the director and founder of Centre-T, stayed in his beloved Moscow until the very…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Crimean activist Irina Danilovich is a political prisoner

17 February 2023 Irina Danilovich was sentenced to seven years in a Russian penal colony on charges of possessing explosives Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial ‘Political Prisoners. Memorial,’ an independent human…

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Mikhail Savva: On Rashism, or what doesn’t officially exist – Russian state ideology

30 January 2023 by Mikhail Savva, doctor of political sciences, professor, member of the expert council of the Center for Civil Liberties / Центр Громадянських Свобод  Source: Website of Mikhail…

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Sergei Parkhomenko: ‘But we’ll survive it all. We’ll live to see another day […] And Memorial will return to its home and continue its work.’

25 September - 8 October 2022 by Sergei Parkhomenko, journalist, civil society activist Source: Facebook 25 September 2022, Facebook Well, there you have it! A Last Address in France, too.…

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Sergei Parkhomenko: ‘I do not encourage banditry, armed robbery, marauding, or mercenaries.’

Sergei Parkhomenko: Wikipedia 26 September and 3 October 2022 Two recent posts on Facebook by Sergei Parkhomenko, journalist and civil society activist Source: Facebook 26 September 2022, Facebook Here is…

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Aleksandra Krylenkova: ‘You can kill, beat, torture, seize and imprison a person. But you can’t make a person fight.’ 

Sasha Krylenkova: Facebook Aleksandra (Sasha) Krylenkova is a human rights activist from St. Petersburg who has worked with Memorial and served as a member of the board of that organisation.…

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Aleksei Gorinov’s final speech in court: ‘The least I can do is to say things as they truly are.’

19 September 2022 by Aleksei Gorinov, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Telegram] Closing speech in court Seven years of imprisonment. Is that long or…

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Eva Merkacheva: Dismantling the Public Oversight Commissions – Torture’s supporters are now the public defenders

28 September 2022 by Eva Merkacheva, MK correspondent, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: MK] After facts of torture in the Saratov prison tuberculosis…

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Fergus Wright: Partial mobilisation in Russia is a reminder that Anti-War efforts are more necessary than ever 

26 September 2022 by Fergus Wright On the 21st of September, President Putin announced in a televised address that 300,000 reservists in Russia would be called upon to serve with…

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