‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Vladislav Vertinsky is a political prisoner

13 March 2024 Vladislav Vertinsky has been sentenced to three years in a low security penal colony for inscribing ‘Putler karut’ (sic) on the main war memorial in Ukhta. Source:…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Dmitry Lyamin is a political prisoner

11 March 2024 Dmitry Lyamin has been sentenced to eight years in a strict regime penal colony on charges of terrorism for attempting to set fire to a military recruitment…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Vyacheslav Reznichenko is a political prisoner

7 March 2024 Vyacheslav Reznichenko is a Baptist from Primorye region sentenced to two and a half years in a low security penal colony for refusing to fight as a…

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Political Prisoners. Memorial: Musician Eduard Sharlot is a political prisoner

4 March 2024 Eduard Sharlot is being prosecuted on charges of desecrating symbols of military glory, insulting the feelings of religious believers and damaging official documents for statements he made…

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 Political Prisoners. Memorial: Maria Mekhedova is a political prisoner 

29 February 2024 Maria Mekhedova, a paediatrician from Blagoveshchensk, has been placed under house arrest for comments about the death of Vladlen Tatarsky  Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights…

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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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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Mikhail Babintsev is a political prisoner 

28 February 2024 Mikhail Babintsev, a photographer from Buryatia, was sentenced to 13 years in a strict regime penal colony on charges of terrorism for the arson of a military…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Boris Goncharenko and Bogdan Abdurakhmanov are political prisoners

26 February 2024 Boris Goncharenko and Bogdan Abdurakhmanov, both residents of Krasnodar region, face up to 20 years’ imprisonment for the attempted arson of a military recruitment centre Source: Political…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Ukrainian citizen Arsen Ibraimov is a political prisoner

23 February 2024 Arsen Ibraimov was sentenced to 10 years in a strict regime penal colony on charges of involvement in the Crimean Tatar battalion named after Noman Chelebidzhikhan. Source;…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Ukrainian citizen Maksym Butkevych is a political prisoner

5 February 2024 Maksym Butkevych, a human rights defender who volunteered to join the Ukrainian military and was then captured by Russian forces, was sentenced to 13 years in a…

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