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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Gregory Vinter, a human rights activist from Cherepovets, sentenced to three years in a penal colony for comments on the killings in Bucha

Photo: Memorial 18 January 2024 Source: Spektr.press The Cherepovets City Court has found human rights activist Gregory Marcus Severin Vinter (formerly Grigory Vinter) guilty of spreading “fake news” about the…

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‘I acted for the purpose of defending the interests of the Russian Federation.’ Sasha Skochilenko’s speech at her trial

Photo source: Amnistie.ca 14 November 2023 On 16 November 2023 a court in St Petersburg sentenced the artist Aleksandra Skochilenko to seven years in a penal colony on charges of…

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

24 October 2023 Vyacheslav Polkanov has been remanded in custody on charges of repeated 'discrediting' of the Russian army Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project 'Political Prisoners. Memorial',…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Feliks Eliseev is a political prisoner

31 October 2023 Feliks Eliseev, an anti-fascist activist from Lipetsk, is charged with justification of terrorism and treason Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’, in…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Ukrainian activist Serhiy Tsygipa is a political prisoner

27 October 2023 Serhiy Tsygipa has been sentenced in occupied Crimea on charges of espionage to 13 years in a strict regime penal colony Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human…

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Political Prisoners. Memorial: Dmitry Skurikhin, a businessman from Leningrad region, is a political prisoner.

9 May 2023 Dmitry Skurikhin was remanded in custody on charges of ‘discrediting’ the Russian army for expressing opinions against the war. Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project…

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