Write to Russia: Oleg Orlov – prominent human rights defender imprisoned for exercising the right to freedom of expression

On 27 February 2024 human rights defender Oleg Orlov, one of the founders of the Memorial Society, was sentenced to two and a half years' imprisonment on charges of 'discrediting…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Human rights defender Oleg Orlov is a political prisoner

6 March 2024 Oleg Orlov, one of the founders of Memorial, has been sentenced to two and a half years’ imprisonment for an article in which he opposed the war…

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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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Oleg Orlov’s speech at his trial: ‘We now find ourselves in the world of George Orwell’

11 October 2023 Oleg Orlov's speech at his trial Source: Radio Svoboda Radio Svoboda has published the text of Oleg Orlov's final speech at his trial for ‘discrediting’ the Russian…

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Rights in Russia interview – with Nataliya Sekretareva, head of the legal team at Memorial Human Rights Defence Centre

Mary Page talks with Nataliya Sekretareva, a Russian human rights lawyer who works as head of the legal team at the Memorial Human Rights Defence Centre. Before that, Nataliya worked…

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Statement by International Memorial Association in Support of Oleg Orlov

7 June 2023 Source: Memorial Society [Facebook] On 8 June, the trial will begin against our comrade, co-chair of the Memorial Centre for the Defence of Human Rights and board…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: In search of Nazis

22 March 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV On 21 March in the early hours of the morning officers from the Investigative Committee and ‘Centre-E’ [anti-extremism police] searched the Moscow…

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Oleg Orlov: ‘They wanted fascism. They got it.’

14 November 2022 by Oleg Orlov, co-chair of the board of the Human Rights Defence Centre Memorial Source: Facebook [this article was first published in French translation by Mediapart] The bloody…

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