Custody for Sokolovsky extended

<< No 4 (237), 30 January 2017 >> • On 19 January 2017 the Verkh-Isetsky district court in Ekaterinburg agreed to a request by investigators to extend pre-trial custody for the video blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky until 23rd February 2017, Аgora reports, citing Sokolovsky’s lawyer, Aleksei Bushmakov • It has similarly become known, that a new…

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…

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…