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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Aleksandr Cherkasov: ‘The curtain is coming down.’ Speech in court on the liquidation of Memorial Human Rights Centre

Aleksandr Cherkasov 5 April 2022 by Aleksandr Cherkasov, chair of the board of Memorial Human Rights Centre, laureate of a Moscow Helsinki Group human rights award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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22 years before Bucha. Human rights activist Oleg Orlov on how Memorial investigated civilian murders in Chechnya [Mediazona]

8 April 2022 By Dima Shvets Source: Mediazona During the two wars in Chechnya, soldiers in the Russian army were accused more than once of killing civilians during mop-up operations.…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Moscow region bloggers Aleksandr Dorogov and Yan Katelevsky are political prisoners

23 March 2022 We believe the two bloggers are being prosecuted because of their anti-corruption investigations  Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, in accordance with international standards,…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Evgeny Esenov, a participant in a rally in support of Aleksei Navalny, is a political prisoner 

17 March 2022 Evgeny Esenov has been sentenced to four years in prison for striking the helmet of a riot police officer Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: ‘Police Ombudsman’ Vladimir Vorontsov is a political prisoner

27 March 2022 We believe Vladimir Vorontsov is being prosecuted on account of his civic and human rights activities Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, in accordance…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Statement on Russia and the Council of Europe

11 March 2022 Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre The Council of Europe is currently discussing the question of excluding Russia from the Council of…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Convicted businessman Konstantin Ponomarev is a political prisoner

2 March 2022 Konstantin Ponomarev was found guilty of fraud and other crimes for attempting to collect payment for the use of power generators he owned during the energy blockade…

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Podcast Simon & Sergei: Rights in Russia week-ending 24 April 2020 with Sergei Davidis

This week Simon Cosgrove and Sergei Nikitin talk with Sergei Davidis (pictured left), member of the board of Memorial Human Rights Centre and director of the Centre's programme on political…

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