Write to Russia: Svetlana Petriychuk – a playwright held on remand on charges of ‘justifying terrorism’ in violation of the right to freedom of expression

Playwright Svetlana Petriychuk was arrested on 4 May 2023 together with theatre director Evgenia Berkovich. Both women were charged with ‘justifying terrorism’ for authoring and staging the award-winning play, Finist the…

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Write to Russia: Evgenia Berkovich – a theatre director held on remand on charges of ‘justifying terrorism’ in violation of the right to freedom of expression

Theatre director Evgenia Berkovich was arrested on 4 May 2023 together with the playwright Svetlana Petriychuk. Both women were charged with 'justifying terrorism' for authoring and staging the award-winning play,…

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Write to Russia: Aleksei Navalny – imprisoned for peaceful participation in national politics – died in custody aged 47

Aleksei Navalny is a prominent Russian opposition politician, anti-corruption campaigner and critic of President Vladimir Putin and the Russian government. In August 2020, he was poisoned with what experts later…

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