‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Farit Sharifullin is a political prisoner

23 November 2023 Farit Sharifullin faces a sentence of up to life imprisonment on charges related to alleged involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir.  Source: Telegram The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners.…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Human rights defender Gregory Vinter is a political prisoner

20 October 2022 Gregory Vinter, prosecuted for ‘fake news’ about the Russian army, was initially remanded in custody but is now under house arrest Source: Telegram The human rights project…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Askhabali Alibekov is a political prisoner

2 November 2022 Askhabali Alibekov, a blogger remanded in custody on charges of repeatedly ‘discrediting’ the Russian army, could face three years’ imprisonment if convicted Source: Telegram The human rights…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Three Muslims from Lyantor in the  Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District are political prisoners

6 October 2022 Gamid Dataev, Artem Vatrya and Bekhruz Ganiev are facing trumped up charges of terrorism and also of possession of weapons and drugs. Source: Telegram The human rights…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Ten Muslims from Tiumen, sentenced to terms of imprisonment on charges of alleged involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir, are political prisoners

13 October 2022 Ten Muslims have been sentenced to terms of imprisonment ranging from 11 to 18 years on charges of terrorism, even though no evidence, even of incitement to…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Rostov-on-Don resident Maksim Rachkov, remanded in custody on charges of disseminating ‘fake news’ about the Russian army, is a political prisoner

27 September 2022 Maksim Rachkov has already been held on remand for two months for publishing on his VK social media account a video of the dispersal of a demonstration…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Kaliningrad opposition activist Vadim Khairullin, convicted under the so-called ‘Dadin’ article of the Russian Criminal Code, is a political prisoner

16 September 2022 Vadim Khairullin will spend a year in a penal colony for participation in rallies of solidarity with the Belarusian opposition and in support of Aleksei Navalny  Source:…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Musician and artist Grigory Mumrikov, charged with preparing an anti-war protest on 9 May that did not take place, is a political prisoner

20 September 2022 Mumrikov's friend, the anti-war artist Danila Tkachenko, had planned to blow smoke in the colours of the Ukrainian flag over military vehicles passing through central Moscow, but…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’ launches new website listing political prisoners to mark Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression

28 October 2022 Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial According to the most conservative estimates, the number of political prisoners in Russia and annexed territories has risen from 420 to 502 in…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Aleksei Fedorov, a blogger from Kuzbass charged with inciting hatred against law enforcement officers, is a political prisoner

29 August 2022 Aleksei Fedorov is under house arrest Sourcer: Political Prisoners: Memorial The human rights project ‘Political prisoners. Memorial’ considers Kemerovo blogger Aleksei Fedorov a political prisoner in accordance…

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