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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: The Case of Emir-Usein Kuku

Nov 15 2019

The Crimean Tatars are “a Muslim ethnic minority indigenous to the Crimean Peninsula.” They have been among the most vocal critics of the Russian occupation of Crimea, and as a result, the Russian authorities have “relentlessly persecuted” them.

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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: The Case of Ivan Matsitsky

Nov 08 2019

Ivan Matsitsky is the spiritual leader of the Church of Scientology of St. Petersburg. He has been detained since June 2017, facing criminal charges relating to his involvement with Scientology.

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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: The Case of Yuly Boyarshinov and Viktor Filinkov

Nov 01 2019

Memorial Human Rights Center (HRC), in accordance with the international guidelines defining the term ‘political prisoner,’ has recognized Yuly Boyarshinov and Viktor Filinkov as political prisoners. We demand their immediate release and that the criminal charges against them for alleged involvement in a terrorist group be dropped.

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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: The Case of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Oct 25 2019

The total number of Jehovah’s Witnesses currently being prosecuted for their faith in Russia has reached 206.

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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: The Case of Anna Pavlikova and Konstantin Kotov

Oct 18 2019

Today, we’d like to remind people who respect human rights once again about The Kremlin’s political prisoners. The very fact people are imprisoned in today’s Russia for their political and religious beliefs shouldn’t be tolerated by the world.

There is a bittersweet development we believe is important to write about today. Yesterday, Konstantin Kotov, 34, imprisoned under the “Moscow case,” married a 19-year-old suspected extremist, Anna Pavlikova, at Moscow’s infamous Matrosskaya Tishina jail.

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