Open Letter to Bukovsky

It is unrealistic, if not legally impermissible, for the UK legal system to hear your libel case before your trial, writes Sarah Hurst << No. (), 29 April 2016 >> Thursday, 28 April 2016 Dear Mr. Bukovsky, Recently we met for the first time. We talked about your release from a Soviet prison in 1976…

Why go on hunger-strike?

Former Soviet dissident VLADIMIR BUKOVSKY has gone on hunger-strike in Britain, his home for over 30 years. Masha Karp asks why << No. (), 24 April 2016 >> My British friends are puzzled: why should one weaken oneself? Why jeopardize one’s already very poor health? Can’t things be resolved in court? No, says Vladimir Bukovsky,…

The case of Pyotr Parpulov

<< 24 April 2016 >> ♦  Air-traffic controller from Sochi  ♦ Petr Parpulov, an air traffic control officer from Sochi, has been sentenced to 12 years in a strict regime penal colony under Article 275 (treason) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. Parpulov was accused of having passed information in 2010 that constituted…

Hizb ut-Tahrir prisoners

<< April 2016 >> — Four Moscow members of banned organisation — Memorial Human Rights Centre has recognized Azizbek INAMOV, Shamil ISMAILOV, Saipul KURBANOV and Zikrullokhon RAKHMONKHODZHAYEV, convicted of belonging to the banned organization Hizb ut-Tahrir in Moscow in 2014, as political prisoners. These individuals were found guilty under Article 282.2 (Sections 1 and 2)…

Blogger is a political prisoner

<< 15 April 2016 >> Andrei Bubeyev from Tver unjustly detained Andrei Bubeev is being held on remand in a pre-trial detention centre on charges of crimes under Article 280 Part 2 (public calls to extremist actions using the Internet) and Article 280.1 Part 2 (public calls to actions intended to violate the territorial integrity…

Ukrainians are “political prisoners”

— Concerning Nikolai KARPYUK and Stanislav KLYKH — << 14 April 2016 >> Ukrainian citizens Nikolai Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh have are being prosecuted for allegedly taking part in military engagements during the First Chechen War.Their prosecution started, and continues, in the context of the anti-Ukrainian campaign in state-controlled media that began in the spring…