A new stage of repression: Sergey Bondarenko on the Kremlin’s changing approach to silencing dissent [Meduza]

On July 15, a judge in Komsomolsk-on-Amur acquitted artist and LGBT activist Yulia Tsvetkova after three years of legal proceedings. Tsvetkova was accused of “distributing pornography” after she published drawings of vulvas on a…

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A new stage of repression: Pavel Chikov on the Kremlin’s changing approach to silencing dissent [Meduza]

On July 15, a judge in Komsomolsk-on-Amur acquitted artist and LGBT activist Yulia Tsvetkova after three years of legal proceedings. Tsvetkova was accused of “distributing pornography” after she published drawings of vulvas on a…

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A new stage of repression: Ekaterina Schulmann on the Kremlin’s changing approach to silencing dissent [Meduza]

18 July 2022 On July 15, a judge in Komsomolsk-on-Amur acquitted artist and LGBT activist Yulia Tsvetkova after three years of legal proceedings. Tsvetkova was accused of “distributing pornography” after she published drawings of…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: A Fake Verdict. What Investigative Committee chair Aleksandr Bastrykin said in support of those prosecuted under Article 207.3 of the Russian Criminal Code [Novaya gazeta]

9 July 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, journalist, PhD in law, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group’s prize for human rights Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета. Европа] The first…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Mikhail Kavun, accused of funding Right Sector, is a political prisoner

9 June 2022 The charges against Mikhail Kavun are based on photographs of trips to Ukraine and on testimony from secret witnesses and from a repeat offender currently serving time…

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Svetlana Astrakhantseva: This shameful, inhumane and cynical conviction must surely be quashed

8 July 2022 by Svetlana Astrakhantseva, executive director of Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] Moscow municipal council member Aleksei Gorinov has been sentenced to seven years…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: The flag of terror has been raised above the Kremlin

8 July 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV On 8 July Meshchansky district court in Moscow sentenced Aleksei Gorinov, a member of Krasnoselsky district municipal council, to seven years in…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: St. Petersburg artist Aleksandra Skochilenko is a political prisoner 

3 June 2022 The artist Aleksandra Skochilenko was remanded in custody on charges of disseminating ‘fake news’ about the Russian army after a performance protest in which she replaced price…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Barnaul journalist Maria Ponomarenko is a political prisoner

27 May 2022 She has been remanded in custody on charges of disseminating ‘fake news’ about the Russian army in a Telegram post about the deaths of Mariupol residents Source:…

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