Russia sentences mathematician to six years for refusing to plead guilty
Russia’s persecution of Azat Miftakhov iis almost certainly linked with his anarchist views, however the 6-year sentence handed down on 18 January also looks like punishment for refusing to admit to something he did not do
“Now and then the flame dies down, but solidarity is a stream of sparks”
Moving interview with Ilya Shakursky, an antifascist political prisoner serving a huge sentence in Russia on charges of involvement in ta fictitious ‘Network’
Abducted, tortured and spending seventh Christmas in Russian solitary confinement
Valentin Vyhivsky has now been imprisoned in Russia for over six years, after being abducted from occupied Crimea and held incommunicado for eight months – time that the FSB spent on their specific ‘methods of persuasion’
International human rights award foils Russian attempts to discredit imprisoned Historian of the Terror
Russian attempts to discredit Yury Dmitriev are proving increasingly futile with the renowned historian of the Soviet Terror named as one of the 15 laureates of the prestigious Franco-German Prize for Human Rights for 2020.
Russia sentences Ukrainian ex-footballer to 12 years on secret ‘spying’ charges
The total secrecy around Vasyl Vasylenko’s trial iis of particular concern since his arrest was originally on different charges and was concealed by Russia’s FSB for nine months
Russia: New legislative initiatives: a threat to NGOs, freedom of assembly, education and more
The new rules proposed in the above bills, should they become law, will impose even tougher – indeed, nearly total – government control over Russia’s civil society.
Russian legislators launch multiple hits against civil society in occupied Crimea and Russia
A record four draft bills are currently awaiting ‘consideration’ in Russia’s State Duma with all evidently aimed at crushing the activities of Russian NGOs and further stifling freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly
Russia sentences Ukrainian political prisoner to 10 years after abducting him from Donbas
A Russian court has sentenced Oleksandr Marchenko to 10 years’ imprisonment, despite the evidently flawed nature of the charges against him and his consistent account of torture inflicted by Russian-controlled militants in eastern Ukraine before being abducted to Russia
Russian prevented from appealing against 9-year sentence for supporting Ukraine
In August 2020, Vladimir Domnin was sentenced in Russia to 9 years’ imprisonment for supporting Ukraine in the conflict in Donbas
Model concentration camp deployed in Russia for Putin regime’s rewriting of history
A replica concentration camp for schoolchildren has been built in Karelia (northern Russia), with the first kids due to be taken there for a ‘patriotic weekend’ in December
No end to Russia’s revenge for Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity
If Russia’s protection of suspected Maidan killers can be seen to have a political objective, the motive behind the ongoing persecution of Ukrainians involved in the Maidan protests seems solely about revenge.
More Than 1,000 Detained In Belarus As Protesters Face Tear Gas, Stun Grenades, Beatings
Most detentions were made in Minsk, where black-clad security forces used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse thousands of demonstrators.
Russia makes third try on the same debunked charges to jail historian of the Soviet Terror for 20 years
A third trial is due to begin on 24 November of Yury Dmitriev, world-renowned historian of the Soviet Terror and Russian political prisoner.
Russia launches dangerous new ‘foreign agent’ offensive against independent NGOs
New plans are underway to further stifle Russian human rights organizations and other NGOs whom the authorities have labelled ‘foreign agents’
Ukrainian political prisoner draws the life Russia has taken from him
Viktor Shur has sent his daughter his latest works from the Russian prison colony where the 63-year-old Ukrainian is imprisoned on fabricated charges
Russian ‘pride’ over invasion and annexation of Crimea is fading fast
There has been a significant decline in the number of Russians declaring pride in what the pollsters call the ‘reunification of Crimea’
Belarus: Savage attack and possible 3-year sentences against journalists reporting March against Terror
Lukashenka is using ever more savage methods against Belarusians who want him to go, with 300 detained on 1 November, yet pensioners coming out on 2 November for their biggest demonstration so far
Six-year sentence in Russia for exposing FSB trick to imprison young Putin critics
A Russian court has sentenced Pavel Rebrovsky to six years’ imprisonment after the young man found the courage to retract false testimony given under pressure and to reveal the truth about one of the FSB’s most cynical attacks on young people with opposition views.
Stalin Terror echoes in monstrous sentences for totally fictitious ‘Network’ in Putin’s Russia
Although there is nothing unusual in today’s Russia about political trials on fabricated charges, nor about the use of torture, this case stands out as young left-wing activists received up to 18 years for involvement in a ‘terrorist’ organization that never existed