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

Sep 04 2020

The Memorial Human Rights Center recognized Ivan Lyubshin, a resident of Kaluga, as a political prisoner. The criminal case against him should be closed, he should be immediately released, and his allegations of torture should be objectively investigated.

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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: The Case of Airat Dilmukhametov

Aug 28 2020

Case Update:

Despite of the obvious political motivation of the criminal charges against Airat, on August 24, 2020, the Central District Military Court sentenced Airat Dilmukhametov to 9 years in a strict regime colony. He was found guilty on four counts: public calls for separatism, public justification of terrorism, public calls for extremism and its financing. More

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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: The Case of Oleksandr Marchenko

Aug 14 2020

The Memorial Human Rights Centre, in accordance with international guidelines, recognized Oleksandr Marchenko as a political prisoner. More

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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: The Case of Gennady Shpakovsky

Jul 31 2020

On June 06, 2020, Pskov City Court sentenced Gennady Shpakovsky, 61-year-old Jehovah’s Witness and a political prisoner from Pskov, western Russia, to six and a half years’ imprisonment for his faith. More

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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: The Case of Aitahadzhi Khalimov

Jul 24 2020

The Memorial Human Right Center recognized Aitahadzhi Khalimov, a Kazakhstan citizen living in Russia, convicted to 3.5 years in prison for justifying terrorism by keeping video files on his social network page as a political prisoner. Aitahadzhi Khalimov saved three videos with archival footage from the first Chechen war on his VKontakte profile. More

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