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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: The Case of New Greatness

Jul 19 2019

Ten opposition-minded residents of Moscow and Moscow region have been charged with creating an extremist group, ‘New Greatness,’ (Novoe Velichie) in December 2017, allegedly for the purposes of the violent overthrow of the government and constitutional order of Russia (Article 282.1 of the Russian Criminal Code).

Having attentively studied the materials of the case, the Human Rights Centre Memorial has concluded that the New Greatness association was, essentially, set up by Russian security services. It was them who strove to give the organization an extremist character. More

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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: The Cases of Yan Sidorov and Vladislav Mordasov

Jul 12 2019

On November 5, 2017, Yan Sidorov and Vladislav Mordasov attempted to hold a protest demanding the resignation of the regional government. In preparation, they had made two posters and about 30 flyers and purchased a megaphone. However, soon before they began protesting, they were arrested. They were subsequently charged with attempting to organize and participate in mass riots – punishable by up to 15 years’ imprisonment – and have been detained ever since. More

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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: The Case of Svyatoslav Bobyshev

Jul 05 2019

Svyatoslav Bobyshev is a professor and scientist at the D. F. Ustinov Baltic State Technical University (Voenmekh). He was arrested in March 2010 and charged with treason (Criminal Code Article 275) for allegedly selling information about the Bulava missile system to China during an academic collaboration with a Chinese polytechnic institute.

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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: The Case of Yuri Dmitriev

Jun 28 2019

Yuri Dmitriev was born on January 28th, 1956 and lives in the city of Petrozavodsk. He is a historian, investigator and researcher of the burial places of victims of political repression, the chairman of the Karelian branch of the Russian civil rights society “Memorial,” and a member of the Commission for Restoring the Rights of Rehabilitated Victims of Political Repressions under the Government of the Republic of Karelia.

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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: The Case of Alexey Pichugin

Jun 21 2019

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