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Russian actor sentenced to 3.5 years in prison, after National Guard officer dislocates shoulder while arresting him at protest

Russian actor sentenced to 3.5 years in prison,...

September 17, 2019

Views 9 Moscow Tverskoy District Court Judge Alexey Krivoruchko has sentenced Pavel Ustinov, a young up-and-coming actor, to 3.5 years in prison for supposedly attacking a member of Russia’s National Guard at a protest on August 3. Prosecutors asked the court to incarcerate him for six years.

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Political prisoners: events in Warsaw

September 17, 2019

Views 2 Russian political prisoners in 2019 and the role for the OSCE Convenor: Human Rights Center “Memorial” Working language: English, Russian 19 September, 08:15-09:45 Venue: Meeting Room 3 Warsaw National Stadium (PGE Narodowy), Aleja Poniatowskiego 1, GATE 1, 2nd floor Summary: According to Memorial, Russia’s most respected human rights organization, there are more than 300 political prisoners in the country.

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Political prisoners: events in Warsaw
Russia has started enforcing its ban on ‘fake news.’ The first suspect? A woman protesting landfill pollution

Russia has started enforcing its ban on ‘fake n...

April 29, 2019

Views 47 Russian officials in Arkhangelsk have filed the country’s first police report against an individual for spreading illegal “fake news.” According to the news website zona.media, the activist Elena Kalinina used her VKontakte account to promote an unpermitted protest against a local landfill. Police officers reasoned that demonstrations shouldn’t take place without city permits,

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16-year-old Crimean Tatar sentenced for removin...

April 7, 2019

Views 89 16-year-old Abduraman Abduveliev has received a 6-month restricted liberty sentence for taking down three Russian flags in the village of Kurske.  The teenager was prosecuted for supposed ‘desecration of the Russian flag’ under Article 329 of Russia’s criminal code which, like the flags, is being illegally used on occupied territory.

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16-year-old Crimean Tatar sentenced for removing 3 Russian flags in occupied Crimea
Oleg Sentsov’s will was published during his hunger strike

Oleg Sentsov’s will was published during ...

October 26, 2018

Views 148 The film director’s sister, Natalya Kaplan, has released a will drawn up by her brother during his hunger strike in a Russian penal colony. The text of the will and a photo of the original were published by Gromadske. Sentsov specifically writes that in the event of his death that he bequeaths the rights

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Sentsov won the Polish prize called Pro Dignita...

October 23, 2018

Views 215 Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, won the Polish prize Pro Dignitate Humana. This was announced on October 23 by the Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputovich, during a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavel Klimkin.

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Sentsov won the Polish prize called Pro Dignitate Humana
The court in Crimea left the defendants of the ” Vedzhie Kashka case” under arrest

The court in Crimea left the defendants of the ...

October 23, 2018

Views 703 The Kremlin’s Supreme Court, controlled by the Kremlin, dismissed an appeal by lawyers to extend the preventive measure to the defendants in the “Vedzhie Kashka case” Kazim Ametov, Bekir Degermendzhi, Ruslan Trubach and Asan Chapukh, Krym. Realii reports with reference to its own correspondent.

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The Act on Fees for a peaceful assembly will in...

October 21, 2018

Views 404 Alexander Sedov, an expert of the Crimean human rights’ group, believes that supplementing the Russian Code of Administrative Offenses with article 20.2.3. will give the occupying authorities of Crimea new leverage on local activists, as written by “Krym. Realii”.

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The Act on Fees for a peaceful assembly will increase pressure on the Crimean people
The employee of Amnesty International was kidnapped and was beaten in Ingushetia

The employee of Amnesty International was kidna...

October 15, 2018

Views 200 In Ingushetia, an Amnesty International researcher Oleg Kozlovsky was kidnapped. He was monitoring the protests against the transfer of the land to Chechnya. As reported on the website of the international organization. On October 6, the day after Kozlovsky arrived in Magas, a man knocked on his hotel room door. Using false information

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The details of the morning search in Belogorsk ...

October 11, 2018

Views 995 Employees of the Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) on the morning of October 11 carried out investigative activities in a private house in Belogorsk in order to identify “illegals”. This was reported by the public association “Crimean Solidarity”.

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The details of the morning search in Belogorsk became known
In Crimea, special force operatives conduct searches in the living quarters of several local residents

In Crimea, special force operatives conduct sea...

September 4, 2018

Views 124 On the morning of September 4, several residents of Crimea have been searched and detained. Civil activist Marlen Mustafayev was taken to the Crimean Internal Affrairs Ministry headquarters, Zarema Kulametova was taken to a house where entrepreneur Abdulla Yakubov was being searched. This is reported by the Crimean Solidarity project. The search of

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The court in Samara confirmed the arrest of a p...

September 1, 2018

Views 149 The Samara Regional Court found the arrest lawful of a pensioner Lyubov Kuzaeva, who is accused of several extremist articles. This was reported in the International Human Rights Group “Agora” referring to the lawyer Timur Miftahutdinov, representing the interests of Kuzaeva. The court upheld the decision of the Samara district court to arrest

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The court in Samara confirmed the arrest of a pensioner accused of creating an extremist community

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