OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 281: Ever more restrictions

26 November 2022 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Three more of Aleksei Navalny’s supporters, charged with being members of an ‘extremist group,’ are political prisoners

13 Septmber 2022 Vadim Ostanin and Daniel Kholodny are in custody, while Rustem Muliukov is under house arrest  Source: Telegram The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners. Memorial,’ in accordance with…

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Attempt to reverse liquidation of Memorial unsuccessful [Kommersant]

9 November 2022 by Aleksei Sviridov & Maria Starikova  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Коммерсантъ] For the third time, Memorial Human Rights Centre failed in its appeal against the earlier…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Kaliningrad opposition activist Vadim Khairullin, convicted under the so-called ‘Dadin’ article of the Russian Criminal Code, is a political prisoner

16 September 2022 Vadim Khairullin will spend a year in a penal colony for participation in rallies of solidarity with the Belarusian opposition and in support of Aleksei Navalny  Source:…

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Memorial Human Rights Defence Centre: Statement on the arrest of Mikhail Kriger

7 November 2022 Source: Facebook On 3 November 2022 well-known democracy and human rights activist Mikhail Kriger was detained in Moscow. On 5 November Moscow’s Cheremushkinsky district court remanded Kriger…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Musician and artist Grigory Mumrikov, charged with preparing an anti-war protest on 9 May that did not take place, is a political prisoner

20 September 2022 Mumrikov's friend, the anti-war artist Danila Tkachenko, had planned to blow smoke in the colours of the Ukrainian flag over military vehicles passing through central Moscow, but…

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Andrei Arkhangelsky on historical parallels and a possible future prosecution of Russia’s political leaders and propagandists

5 November 2022 by Andrei Arkhangelsky, journalist and culture specialist  Source: Radio Svoboda In the Hague, at the request of Ukraine and with the participation of international jurists, a special…

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OVD-Info: UN calls on Russia to repeal laws on ‘foreign agents’, ‘fake news’, and discrediting the Army

4 November 2022 Source: OVD-Info The UN Human Rights Committee (UN HRC) has published its concluding observations on the human rights situation in Russia, in which it called for the…

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Nikolai Svanidze: There are many Russian citizens for whom the current war does not induce spiritual uplift, but abhorrence…And so long as the Constitution is not suspended, they have a right to be heard

October 2022 Nikolai Svanidze, member of the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group Esteemed colleagues, Seeing as, unfortunately,…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’ launches new website listing political prisoners to mark Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression

28 October 2022 Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial According to the most conservative estimates, the number of political prisoners in Russia and annexed territories has risen from 420 to 502 in…

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