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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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Mezhdit Ablyamitov is a political prisoner

2 March 2023 Mezhdit Ablyamitov was sentenced to six years in a strict regime penal colony on charges of participating in the Crimean Tatar battalion Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial ‘Political…

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Dmitry Makarov: Concluding Remarks at the Trial on the Liquidation of the Moscow Helsinki Group

5 May 2023 By Dmitry Makarov, co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group as of 27 April 2023 Source: Facebook Respected court (I address you this way because I maintain my…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Three more of Aleksei Navalny’s supporters, charged with being members of an ‘extremist group,’ are political prisoners

13 Septmber 2022 Vadim Ostanin and Daniel Kholodny are in custody, while Rustem Muliukov is under house arrest  Source: Telegram The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners. Memorial,’ in accordance with…

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Vera Vasilieva: A letter from Yury Dmitriev

14 November 2022 by Vera Vasilieva Source: Facebook I received a letter from Yury Alekseevich Dmitriev dated 24 October which struck me deeply by the contrast between its contents and…

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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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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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