war crimes in Ukraine

The Tribunal for Putin (T4P) global initiative was set up in response to the all-out war launched by Russia against Ukraine in February 2022.

Court aide who went public over Khodorkovsky verdict fired

Natalya Vasilieva who stated publicly that Judge Danilkn, who convicted Mikhail Khodorkovsky at his second trial last year did not write his own verdict, has been dismissed from her position in the Khamovnichesky Court in Moscow

As reported, Russian human rights activist and Head of the Committee for International Monitoring of the Human Rights Situation in Belarus, Andrei Yurov was detained last night in Belarus.  The Human Rights in Russia portal reports this evening that on 17 March a decision was issued to not initiate criminal proceedings against Andrei Yury, however the human rights activist was ordered to leave Belarus within 24 hours. According to the Monitoring Committee, Yurov has been refused entry until 2013 “for interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state”.

Yurov called the events outrageous. “These actions obstruct the legitimate activities of human rights activists and violate a large number of international agreements including the UN Declaration on the work of human rights activists”.

It is understood that the Russian Embassy in Minsk did approach the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs over the detention of Mr Yurov.

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