Write to Russia: Maria Ponomarenko – imprisoned for sharing information about the Russian attack on the Mariupol theatre

On 15 February 2023 Maria Ponomarenko, a civil society activist and journalist from Barnaul, was sentenced to six years' imprisonment (and banned for five-years from engaging in her profession of…

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Write to Russia: Gregory Vinter – imprisoned for speaking out about the killings in Bucha and Irpen

Gregory Vinter is a human rights defender from Cherepovets in Vologda region who has worked as the regional coordinator of the For Human Rights movement, until that organisation was closed…

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Write to Russia: Andrei Kapatsyna – imprisoned for his religious beliefs and refusal to fight in Ukraine

Andrei Kapatsyna is an air traffic controller and evangelical Pentecostal Christian from Magadan who has been sentenced to serve two years and 10 months in a penal colony for refusing…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Andrei Kapatsyna is a political prisoner

30 December 2023 Andrei Kapatsyna, an air traffic controller from Magadan, has been sentenced to two years and 10 months in a penal colony for refusing to take part in…

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Write to Russia: Aleksandra Skochilenko

Aleksandra Skochilenko / Photo from her support group on Telegram On 16 November 2023 a court in St Petersburg sentenced the artist Aleksandra Skochilenko to seven years in a penal…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: ‘They’re trying to break Navalny as per the Gulag, but if he survives, the hangmen will stand down.’

4 June 2023 By Aleksandr Podrabinek  Source: The Insider Today, one can only dream of the “wild” 1990s, when the country had no political prisoners. The Kremlin and its lackeys…

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Sergei Nikitin: British Quakers write letters to political prisoners in Russia

7 April 2023 by Sergei Nikitin The English Quaker Elizabeth Fry is well known in Britain, if only because her portrait was to be found on a five-pound banknote in…

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