Who is a “political prisoner”?

No universally-accepted definition of the term “political prisoner” exists << Reports >> No universally-accepted definition of the term “political prisoner” exists. The understanding adopted by the Memorial Human Rights Centre is oriented towards the protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms and the mobilisation of public solidarity with the victims of political repression. It is…

Political Prisoners (May 2017)

Recognised by the Memorial Human Rights Centre << No. 27 (259) 5 July 2017 >> We regard as political prisoners those individuals who are serving a term of imprisonment — either in a corrective labour colony or a prison – or being held in custody or under house arrest as a form of pre-trial detention.…

Muslims are “political prisoners”

<< No () May 2016 >> ♦  Memorial on status of 23 men from Bashkortostan  ♦ Memorial Human Rights Centre considers the following residents of Bashkortostan, who are Muslims, to be political prisoners: Rustem LATYPOV, Linar VAKHITOV, Radik AKHMETOV, Fanis AKHMETSHIN, Rustem GALLYAMOV, Rishat GATAULLIN, Ilgiz GIMALETDINOV, Azamat KAYUMOV, Aleksandr KORNEV, Radmir MAKSUTOV, Rinat MAMAEV,…

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)…