Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Vladimir Kara-Murza, a politician accused of spreading fake news about the Russian army, is a political prisoner

20 May 2022 The trigger for the criminal prosecution was a speech by Kara-Murza to the Arizona House of Representatives Source: Human Rights Project 'Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial' The…

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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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Aleksandr Baeva on protest in modern Russia. What is ‘discrediting the army’?  What can you be charged for?

1 June 2022 an interview with Aleksandr Baeva, a lawyer with OVD-Info Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Cherta] Since the end of February, more than 16,000 people have been…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Ukrainian journalist Vladislav Esipenko, convicted in Crimea, is a political prisoner

25 March 2022 Esipenko has been sentenced to six years in a penal colony on charges of possessing a grenade Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, in…

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Dmitry Dubrovsky: “My dismissal is a triumph for the closed, non-transparent system”

16 May 2022  by Anton Zhezmer a translation of 'Интеллектуальная катастрофа. Как в России сворачиваются академические свободы', Север.Реалии, 16 May 2022 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Север.Реалии] Russian higher education…

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Oleg Orlov: “I was merely stating a terrible truth: in our country, fascism has triumphed”

12 May 2022 On 29 April 2022, Oleg Orlov and Irina Galkova were detained in Red Square while staging an anti-war picket. Oleg is a former employee of the now-liquidated…

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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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Vladimir Kara-Murza: ‘You can’t be silent. All the evil in the world is done with the consent of those who keep silent.’

Source: Wikipedia 6 May 2022 A letter from Vladimir Kara-Murza from the pre-trial detention centre Source: Facebook [Yuri Dzhibladze] Dear Friends, Greetings to all from Moscow pre-trial detention centre №…

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‘A list of enemies of the people.’ Now anyone can become a foreign agent in Russia. An interview with Galina Arapova [Radio Svoboda]

28 April 2022 Extracts from an interview with media lawyer Galina Arapova by  Alina Pinchuk and Liubov Chizhova Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Svoboda] A comprehensive register of foreign…

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