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21.07.2017

Why Congress Should Pass the Russia Sanctions Bill

New sanctions legislation with teeth is direly needed—not least because of the dozens of Ukrainian political prisoners who continue to languish in Russian prisons. | detail

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18.07.2017

Russian activist jailed for comparing Putin with Hitler (Both invaded Ukraine)

Anti-corruption activist Viktoria Lobova was jailed for three days in Vladimir on July 14 for reposting a picture where Russian President Vladimir Putin is in a Nazi uniform, and is likened to Adolf Hitler. | detail

Visits 6626
13.07.2017

Fight Kremlin Lies with Facts about Imprisoned Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov

Oleg Sentsov’s trial and 20-year sentence in August 2015 were condemned as ‘ideologically motivated terror”, and his release has been demanded from the outset by all international organizations and democratic states. The Kremlin’s repeated claim that Sentsov was given a fair trial and justly convicted of ‘terrorism’ are in stark conflict with the facts. | detail

Visits 3962
13.07.2017

Russia weaponizes citizenship against Oleg Sentsov & other Crimean political prisoners

After invading Crimea and faking a ‘referendum’ on ‘joining’ Russia, Moscow is applying strictly selective Russification in its persecution of Ukrainians | detail

Visits 5550
12.07.2017

Navalny to debate with Russian Crimea & Donbas war criminal for nationalist votes

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has agreed to a ‘debate’ with Igor Girkin, the ex-Russian military intelligence officer who played a crucial role in Russia’s invasion of Crimea and military aggression in Donbas | detail

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04.07.2017

Russia’s last Yukos Victim Aleksei Pichugin has spent 14 Years Behind Bars without a Fair Trial

The fact that former Yukos employee Aleksei Pichugin is serving life imprisonment without lawful grounds has now been shown by two judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. | detail

Visits 594
28.06.2017

Russians name Stalin, then Putin "the most outstanding figures" of all times

Nothing should surprise us when Putin has warned against ‘excessively demonizing’ a dictator responsible for the death of millions, and that same dictator is named ‘the most outstanding figure of all ages by a terrifying 38% of Russians polled. Yet the news that the Moscow Law Academy has erected a monument to this mass murderer is still profoundly shocking. . | detail

Visits 6769
21.06.2017

Putin critic living in Ukraine seized, tortured and jailed in Russia

Denis Bakholdin, a Moscow activist and opponent of Russia’s war against Ukraine has been found in a Russian SIZO, or remand prison, three months after he disappeared in Kyiv. Little is known about how he came to be there, with this and the apparent use of torture chillingly reminiscent of stories of how Ukrainians have come to be in Russian detention . | detail

Visits 15082
20.06.2017

Russian convicted of ‘incitement’ for reposting criticism of Russia’s war against Ukraine

A court in Russia has found Roman Grishin guilty of ‘inciting enmity’ by reposting a musical video clip critical of Russia’s military engagement in eastern Ukraine. This was not the first time that repressive measures have been used for merely reposting the video’s hard-hitting attack on the excuses Russia uses for its aggression, but it is the first criminal prosecution. | detail

Visits 5082
16.06.2017

Russian sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment for defending Ukraine

Russia’s Investigative Committee and courts have developed their own, specific, definition of mercenary, and it is only very loosely connected with money. Artem Shirobokov is the first Russian to have been convicted of ‘taking part in an armed conflict as a mercenary’ and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment. | detail

Visits 6317
16.06.2017

18 months forced psychiatric treatment for opposing Russia’s war against Ukraine

Alexei Moroshkin has been released after being held against his will in a psychiatric clinic since November 2015, almost certainly for his civic opposition activities and for his criticism of Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine | detail

Visits 3150
14.06.2017

Health Concerns for Ukrainian Serving Insane Sentence as Russia’s Revenge for Maidan

Andriy Kolomiyets, one of the two Ukrainians whom Russia has imprisoned on fabricated charges linked with Euromaidan, has reported worrying symptoms and asked for medical tests. There are grounds for concern as the other Ukrainian Oleksandr Kostenko has been persistently denied treatment for a serious injury inflicted by the FSB after his arrest. | detail

Visits 3137
14.06.2017

Second ex-Berkut officer wanted for Maidan crimes found crushing protest in Russia

Photos from the violent suppression of peaceful protests in Russia on June 12 have exposed a man now in Russian OMON riot police gear, but wanted by Ukraine for his leading role in the bloody dispersal of Maidan activists on November 30, 2013. Serhiy Kusyuk is the second key suspect who appears to now be helping the regime under Russian President Vladimir Putin to crush protest. | detail

Visits 8861
13.06.2017

Navalny Jailed, More Than 1,100 Detained At Protests In Russia

Protesters were detained by Russian riot police at rallies in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Blagoveshchensk, and Kazan on June 12. | detail

Visits 793
09.06.2017

Russia puts Historian of the Soviet Terror on Trial

The closed trial has begun in Russia of Yury Dmitriev, a 61-year-old historian and head of the Karelia Memorial Society who has devoted his life to ensuring that the truth is known about the Soviet Terror and that the mass graves of its victims are found | detail

Visits 13227
09.06.2017

A Manhunt, A Typo, And Alleged Torture: Russian MMA Fighter Battles Chechnya’s Grip

Murad Amriyev, a 32-year-old MMA fighter from the southern Russian region ruled by Kremlin-backed strongman Ramzan Kadyrov, was facing deportation from Belarus on June 8, a transfer that rights activists say would place his life and well-being at risk. | detail

Visits 678
06.06.2017

Russia convicts Ukrainian library director of ‘anti-Russian extremism’

Natalya Sharina, a 59-year-old librarian has received a 4-year suspended sentence with a 4-year probation period, for supposed ‘extremism’ linked with material in the Ukrainian Literature Library, and on a far-fetched charge of squandering public money. | detail

Visits 7570
31.05.2017

Detention Of Bard-Loving Boy In Moscow Sparks Outrage

The boy’s father said his son has a speech defect and that his therapist advised him to recite literature in public, which is why he was reading Shakespeare on the street. | detail

Visits 850
30.05.2017

Unexpected sentence asked for Ukrainian library director on trial in Russia for ‘anti-Russian extremism’

You can hardly call the proposed 5-year suspended sentence and massive fine on librarian Natalya Sharina for supposed ‘incitement’ over the content of material in her library good news, but it could have been much worse.. | detail

Visits 9587
23.05.2017

Think of the children: Russian officials fret over youthful protesters

Substantial youth participation in nationwide anticorruption protests organized by opposition leader Aleksei Navalny in March jolted Russia’s political landscape, leaving officials wringing their hands over how to effectively court a demographic that, a new study suggests, is deeply distrustful of the ruling class | detail

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