Write to Russia: Gregory Vinter – imprisoned for speaking out about the killings in Bucha and Irpen

Gregory Vinter is a human rights defender from Cherepovets in Vologda region who has worked as the regional coordinator of the For Human Rights movement, until that organisation was closed…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Radio Liberty journalist Alsu Kurmasheva is a political prisoner

30 November 2023 Alsu Kurmasheva has been remanded in custody on charges of failing to register as a ‘foreign agent’ Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners.…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek on Xenophobia: Stupidity Without Borders

5 December 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda The Russian Supreme Court’s decision to deem the nonexistent “international LGBT movement” extremist is absurd in form but natural and explicable…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Daniil Seryogin from Simferopol is a political prisoner

14 November 2023 Daniil Seryogin has been sentenced to 18 months in a low-security penal colony for anti-war posts on Facebook Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners.…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Vladimir Timofeev is a political prisoner

10 November 2023 Vladimir Timofeev, a left-wing activist from Irkutsk, has been sentenced to two years eight months in a penal colony for a comment approving the actions of the…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Igor Levchenko, a musician, is a political prisoner

9 November 2023 Ukrainian citizen Igor Levchenko has been sentenced to three years in a penal colony for an anti-war video posted on Instagram Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: “Dura lex…” and distance glasses – On what repeat criminal cases against people who have already been convicted on political grounds mean

11 November 2023 by Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya gazeta correspondent Source: Novaya gazeta Here, we, too, are going to repeat ourselves, but the “law enforcement organs” are continuing to tighten the…

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