Bolotnaya Square protestor?

<< 7 January 2016 >> ♦  Dmitry Buchenkov is a political prisoner  ♦ On 2 December 2015 Dmitry BUCHENKOV was arrested. A postgraduate in political science, he worked as deputy head of the department of the history of medicine and social and humanitarian sciences of the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University in Moscow. Buchenkov…

Fate of Siberian blogger

<< 7 January 2016 >> = Vadim Tyumentsev is a political prisoner = On 30 December 2015, at Tomsk’s Kirovsky district court, Judge Yekaterina Galyatudinova sentenced VADIM TYUMENTSEV to five years of imprisonment in a general-regime colony. He was convicted under two Articles of the Russian Criminal Code: Article 280, Part 2 (Public calls for…

The Nepomnyashchikh trial

<< 4 January 2016 >> ♦  Statement about verdict in Bolotnaya Square case  ♦ On December 22, 2015 Ivan NEPOMNYASHCHIKH, a 25-year-old engineer, by a decision of judge Alexei Kaveshnikov at the Zamoskvoretsky district court in Moscow, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years of imprisonment in a general-regime colony. The Memorial Human Rights Centre considered and…

“For a Responsible Government”

<< 4 January 2016 >> ♦  Kirill Barabash and a proposed referendum  ♦ On 17 December 2015 airforce lieutenant-colonel (reserves) Kirill BARABASH, a supporter of the Initiative Group for the Holding of a Referendum “For a responsible government” (IGHR “FRG”), was detained and a search was made of his flat. The following day, Barabash was remanded…