“Whatever I am, I am not a criminal.” Speech by Evgeniya Berkovich in court

Evgeniya Berkovich [Source: social media] 30 November 2023  Source: Spektr.press Moscow City Court has denied the appeal against the pre-trial detention of director Evgeniya Berkovich and screenwriter Svetlana Petriychuk. Today, Berkovich…

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‘She always had her own opinion’. Galina Starovoitova’s assistant Ruslan Linkov on her murder and the servile majority that prevents the building of a democratic Russia

Galina Starovoitova [Wikipedia] 20 November 2023 by Andrei Presnyakov Source: Spektr.Press On 20 November 1998 one of the most notorious political murders of modern Russia took place. Galina Starovoitova, one…

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The Unpunished. Aleksandr Podrabinek on a justice system of thugs

17 November 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda St Petersburg judge Oksana Demyasheva sentenced artist Sasha Skochilenko to seven years behind bars for anti-war writing on supermarket price tags. …

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: There’s no need for witnesses, not even a Nobel laureate – on the trial of Vladimir Kara-Murza

31 March 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV On 31 March the trial started as planned at 11 am, which is surprising since until now all sessions started late. The…

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Sergei Pashin: ‘Foreign judges behave unequivocally courteously, if only because they perceive all participants in the trial as colleagues, and not just the prosecutors.’ [Nezavisimaya gazeta]

Retired judge, Sergei Pashin 28 April 2022 'Judges complain about disrespectful attorneys. Conflicts between defence lawyers and the domestic judicial system has suddenly became a mass phenomenon' by Ekaterina Trifonova…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: The police station had gone into ‘lock down’ immediately they found out a lawyer and a journalist had arrived.

11 April 2022 Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Facebook This evening the lawyer Vadim Prokhorov and I both approached the Khamovniki police station on foot at the same time but from opposite…

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