The “Dimon” demonstrations

Will this be a new Bolotnaya Square for Navalny’s supporters? << No. 24 (257), 19 June 2017 >> On 26 March 2017, Russia witnessed its largest demonstrations since the wave of protests in 2011 and 2012. Some aspects of the 26 March protests had no precedents in the past decade, says SERGEI DAVIDIS. The government…

Political prisoners – May 2016

<< No 23 (212) 6 June 2016 >> ♦  86 recognised as prisoners of conscience  ♦ The Memorial Human Rights Centre considers political prisoners to be individuals who are serving a prison sentence, as well as those held in custody or under house arrest as a form of pre-trial detention. The criteria for considering persons…

Bolotnaya Square protestor?

<< 7 January 2016 >> ♦  Dmitry Buchenkov is a political prisoner  ♦ On 2 December 2015 Dmitry BUCHENKOV was arrested. A postgraduate in political science, he worked as deputy head of the department of the history of medicine and social and humanitarian sciences of the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University in Moscow. Buchenkov…

The Nepomnyashchikh trial

<< 4 January 2016 >> ♦  Statement about verdict in Bolotnaya Square case  ♦ On December 22, 2015 Ivan NEPOMNYASHCHIKH, a 25-year-old engineer, by a decision of judge Alexei Kaveshnikov at the Zamoskvoretsky district court in Moscow, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years of imprisonment in a general-regime colony. The Memorial Human Rights Centre considered and…