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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: The Case of Aleksei Bessarabov and Vladimir Dudka

Jun 12 2020

According with international guidelines and definitions, Memorial Human Rights Center considers two residents of Sevastopol, Crimea Aleksei Bessarabov and Vladimir Dudka political prisoners. More

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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: The Case of Sergei Mokhnatkin

May 29 2020

On May 28, 2020, Russian civil and human rights activist Sergei Mokhnatkin died at the age of 66. Mokhnatkin died in a hospital suffering from complications from a spinal injury received in prison.

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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: Prosecution of Crimean Tatars

May 22 2020

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 Artpodgotovka

May 15 2020

Memorial Human Rights Center recognized Oleg Dmitriev, Oleg Ivanov, and Sergei Ozerov, supporters of a group called Artpodgotovka, convicted of preparing a terrorist act in the center of Moscow on November 5, 2017, as political prisoners.

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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: Victory Day’s Amnesty Cancelled

May 08 2020

Despite numerous initiatives to amnesty prisoners, including political prisoners, ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Victory Day, commemorating the victory of the Soviet Union and the Allies over Nazi Germany, the State Duma refused to give amnesty this year. More

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