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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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The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: Prosecution of Religious Minorities in Russia in April 2020

May 01 2020

Earlier this week The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released a new annual report on the state of religious freedoms across the globe. According to the report, religious freedom conditions in Russia deteriorated in 2019. More

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

Apr 24 2020

Gennady Kravtsov is a radio engineer who was sentenced to six years in prison in a maximum-security colony on charges of committing a crime under Article 275 of the Russian Criminal Code (‘High Treason’). He has been in custody since May 27, 2014. Memorial Human Rights Center has recognized Gennady Kravtsov as a political prisoner because the actions he was accused of never took place and his right to a fair trial was violated. More

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

Apr 10 2020

The Memorial Human Rights Center has recognized another 130 Jehovah’s Witnesses as political prisoners and politically persecuted. More

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