Write to Russia: Ukrainian citizens Volodymyr Udovyka, Volodymyr Linnyk, Viktoriia Tkachenko and Nataliia Prydatchenko – imprisoned in violation of the Geneva Conventions

Between 4 and 21 December 2024, Ukrainian citizens Volodymyr Udovyka, Volodymyr Linnyk, Viktoriia Tkachenko, and Nataliia Prydatchenko were all convicted by the Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don of ‘participation…

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Write to Russia: Evgeniya Maiboroda – imprisoned for five and a half years on charges of ‘discrediting’ the Russian army

Evgeniya Maiboroda, a pensioner, comes from the city of Shakhty in Rostov region. On 29 January 2024, a court in Shakhty sentenced Evgeniya Maiboroda to five and a half years…

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Write to Russia: Eduard Sharlot – a musician remanded in custody for criticising Russia’s war against Ukraine

On 22 November 2023 the Russian pop singer Eduard Sharlot, known for having criticised the Russian authorities in his songs and music videos, returned to Russia from Armenia where he…

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Write to Russia: Oleg Orlov – prominent human rights defender imprisoned for exercising the right to freedom of expression

On 27 February 2024 human rights defender Oleg Orlov, one of the founders of the Memorial Society, was sentenced to two and a half years' imprisonment on charges of 'discrediting…

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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: Daniil Stepanov – imprisoned for anti-war ‘vandalism’ and ‘cooperation with foreign organisations’

Daniil Stepanov, a 30-year-old construction worker from the town of Aleksin in Tula region, was sentenced to four and a half years' imprisonment on 27 July 2023 on charges of…

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