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.…

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…

Yury Kuly is a Political Prisoner

The 26 March demonstrator YURY KULY has received an unjust  harsh sentence, says Memorial Human Rights Centre << No. 24 (257), 19 June 2017 >> The actor, who took part in the “He’s no mate of ours!” (OR Don’t you call him Dimon)[i] protest has been sentenced to serve time in a prison colony for…

The Nemtsov Memorial march

<< No 9 (242), 6 March 2017 >> ♦  A murder, two years ago, one hundred yards from the Kremlin  ♦ International Memorial Society calls upon all those who are not indifferent to Russia’s future to join in the March or to participate in actions in memory of Boris Nemtsov in other cities. Two years…