‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Dmitry Vitushkin is a political prisoner

7 February 2024 Dmitry Vitushkin is a local historian from St. Petersburg charged with rehabilitation of Nazism and disrespect for the ‘days of military glory’ for comments about the Soviet-Finnish…

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Write to Russia: Vyacheslav Malakhov, remanded in custody for criticising Putin for launching the war against Ukraine

Vyacheslav Malakhov was detained in Moscow on 31 January 2024 and on 2 February 2024 he was remanded in custody on charges of 'repeated discrediting of the Russian army.' Vyacheslav…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Vyacheslav Malakhov is a political prisoner

19 February 2024 Vyacheslav Malakhov, author of the ‘Pre-revolutionary Sovetchik’ blog, has been remanded in custody for a post on Telegram on charges of ‘“repeated" discrediting of the army.’ Source:…

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Statement by 32 Human Rights Groups on the Verdict and Sentencing in the case of Oleg Orlov

27 February 2024 Human rights defender Oleg Orlov sentenced to two and a half years' imprisonment Today 32 human rights organizations (see below) issued a statement condemning the conviction and…

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Oleg Orlov’s final speech at his trial: ‘Their children and grandchildren will be ashamed to talk about where their fathers and mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers served and what they did’ [Mediazona]

Oleg Orlov 26 February 2024 By Anna Pavlova and Sergei Golubev Source: Mediazona The retrial of Oleg Orlov, co-chair of Memorial, on charges of ‘discrediting the army is drawing to…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Andrei Lugovoi, from Kaliningrad region, is a political prisoner

26 January 2024 Andrei Lugovoi has been charged with ‘spreading fake news’ about the Russian army for a publication on his Telegram channel. Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Irina Skorovarova, from Taganrog, is a political prisoner 

24 January 2024 Taganrog resident Irina Skorovarova has been placed under house arrest on charges of ‘discrediting’ the Russian armed forces Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project ‘Political…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Tatyana Moskalenko is a political prisoner

9 January 2024 Tatyana Moskalenko faces up to six years in prison for reposting videos calling for protests against the war with Ukraine and against mobilisation Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Daniil Vodolagin, a student from Volgograd, is a political prisoner

5 January 2024 Daniil Vodolagin has been remanded in custody on charges of spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian army Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners.…

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