Human Rights Defence Centre Memorial: On the conviction and sentencing of Ivan Safronov

6 September 2022 On 5 September 2022, Moscow City Court sentenced journalist Ivan Safronov to 22 years in prison on charges of treason.  Source: Telegram  The blatantly unlawful verdict mechanically…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Ilya Yashin is a political prisoner 

26 July 2022 The politician Ilya Yashin has been remanded in custody on charges of disseminating ‘fake news’ about the Russian army Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Oleg Belousov, a St. Petersburg resident jailed for anti-war remarks on social media, is a political prisoner

20 July 2022 Oleg Belousov has been remanded in custody on charges of spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian military Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The ‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’ human rights…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Dmitry Ivanov, author of the ‘MGU Protest’ Telegram channel, is a political prisoner

15 July 2022 Dmitry Ivanov is being prosecuted for spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian military Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners. Memorial,’ in accordance with…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: A photographer who worked for Navalny’s headquarters in Arkhangelsk, remanded in custody on charges of rehabilitating Nazism,  is a political prisoner

4 July 2022 Ruslan Akhmetshin has been remanded in custody for comments he published on the VK social media site about WWII and Victory Day Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Viktoria Petrova, a resident of St. Petersburg remanded in custody for anti-war posts on the VK social media site, is a political prisoner

5 July 2022 Victoria Petrova is being prosecuted on charges of spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian military Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners. Memorial,’ based…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Vladislav Nikitenko, a lawyer from Blagoveshchensk who filed complaints against Putin for unleashing war against Ukraine, is a political prisoner

27 June 2022 Vladislav Nikitenko is being prosecuted under the new article of the Russian Criminal Code that criminalises ‘repeatedly discrediting’ the Russian army Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The ‘Political…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre [Центр защиты прав человека «Мемориал»] elects two co-chairs of its governing body

1 August 2022 Source: Telegram While they need little introduction, we asked the two co-chairs to answer questions about the Centre's future activities: Oleg Orlov and Sergei Davidis talk about…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Three opponents of the war against Ukraine accused of spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian army are political prisoners

30 June 2022 Altan Ochirov and Bulat Shumekov have been charged with publications on social media, while Boris Romanov has in addition been charged with speaking at a municipal council…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Mikhail Afanasiev, a journalist from Khakassia, is a political prisoner

24 June 2022 Mikhail Afanasiev was remanded in custody on charges of spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian army for a publication about OMON riot police officers who refused to…

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