On the prosecution of Aleksandr Shestun: Alarming sensations of impending darkness

Aleksandr Shestun. Source: Wikipedia Creative Commons 27 April 2022 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Obshchaya Gazeta] On 28 April, at 10:30, Moscow Region’s Domodedovo Court will begin hearing the criminal…

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Lev Shlosberg: Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offences is intended to make people keep quiet

14 April 2022 By Lev Shlosberg Source: Facebook My friends, first, my thanks to everyone for your concern and support. Let’s start with an aside: we’re all right. “We” because…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: “A hungry police officer is a threat to society!” Statement to the Moscow Prosecutor

14 April 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Facebook Today I sent a statement to the Moscow General Prosecutor through the Internet portal To Moscow General Prosecutor, State Councillor of Justice…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: An Orwellian Trajectory. What the jailing of Vladimir Kara-Murza means

13 April 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV Once a political decision is taken to jail someone in our country, our national justice system has no hang-ups about it: it…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Evgeny Esenov, a participant in a rally in support of Aleksei Navalny, is a political prisoner 

17 March 2022 Evgeny Esenov has been sentenced to four years in prison for striking the helmet of a riot police officer Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: ‘Police Ombudsman’ Vladimir Vorontsov is a political prisoner

27 March 2022 We believe Vladimir Vorontsov is being prosecuted on account of his civic and human rights activities Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, in accordance…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 246: They’re jailing everyone – the rest have rallied together.

20 March 2022 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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Ivan Pavlov: Remember that expressing one’s opinion does not constitute high treason. But there are enough other repressive laws out there

28 February 2022 by Ivan Pavlov Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Advokatskaya Ulitsa] On Sunday, the General Prosecutor’s Office announced that “rendering financial and other assistance to a foreign…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Convicted businessman Konstantin Ponomarev is a political prisoner

2 March 2022 Konstantin Ponomarev was found guilty of fraud and other crimes for attempting to collect payment for the use of power generators he owned during the energy blockade…

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