Anna Stavitskaya: Since I am sure of Rauf’s innocence – the evidence supports this – I’ll continue to fight for him

28 December 2023 by Anna Stavitskaya, lawyer, MHG Prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] Yesterday something terrible happened – my client Rauf Arashukov was sentenced by the…

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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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Ivan Safronov stands in a defendant's cage prior to a hearing at the Lefortovsky district court in Moscow, 7 July 2020. Photo: Moscow News Agency PAP/EPA.

Lev Shlosberg on the sentencing of Ivan Safronov

7 December 2022 by Lev Shlosberg Source: Facebook Ivan Safronov stands in a defendant's cage prior to a hearing at the Lefortovsky district court in Moscow, 7 July 2020. Photo:…

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“You’re going to answer for all of it”: Ilya Yashin’s speech in court challenging his designation as a ‘foreign agent’

Ilya Yashin By David Krikheli (Wikipedia) 2 December The day his suit challenging being deemed a “foreign agent” was rejected  Source: The New Times Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky Court rejected Ilya Yashin’s…

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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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Memorial Human Rights Defence Centre: Statement on the arrest of Mikhail Kriger

7 November 2022 Source: Facebook On 3 November 2022 well-known democracy and human rights activist Mikhail Kriger was detained in Moscow. On 5 November Moscow’s Cheremushkinsky district court remanded Kriger…

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Mediazona: More than 5,000 police charges for “discreditation” of the army have gone to Russian courts

9 November 2022 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: MediaZona] Since early March 2002, 5,003 administrative cases on “discreditation” of the army (Article 20.3.3 of the Russian Code of Administration…

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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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