Seized in Ukraine, jailed in Russia

The plight of Denis Bakholdin, critic of Putin, refugee in Ukraine — seized in Ukraine, tortured and jailed in Russia << No. 25 (258) 26 June 2017 >> After participating in many protests against the war in Ukraine and in support of political prisoners, Denis Bakholdin was detained on several occasions. He was jailed for…

The “Russia Day” protests (and other news)

Updating its report on the 12 June protests, OVD-Info says demonstrators in Petersburg and Moscow faced pepper spray and torture in detention << No 25 (258), 26 June 2017 >> Recent anti-corruption protests in Russia ended in mass arrests. Some of those arrested faced further intimidation and physical violence in detention Some of those detained…

Prisons = the young = Chechnya

Simon Cosgrove on the past week’s news << No.25 (258), 20 June 2017 >> = RIGHT OF ASSEMBLY = Last week observers of the human rights scene in Russia focused their attention on rallies and protests across the nation. On 12 June, Russia Day, the renewed enthusiasm for peaceful, public protest, seen on 26 March,…

Charged without evidence

  Memorial Human Rights Centre considers mathematician DMITRY BOGATOV a political prisoner << No. 24 (257), 19 June 2017 >> Muscovite Dmitry Bogatov has been charged, without evidence, of inciting acts of terrorism against the authorities. There are grounds for believing that one aim of these punitive actions is to deter potential protesters. Immediately after…