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…

About Igor Zhitenev

<< 20 November 2015 >>  ♦  Khoper activist is a political prisoner  ♦ Igor Anatolievich ZHITENEV, former ataman of the National Cultural Autonomy of Cossacks of the Novokhopersky district (Voronezh Region) and an activist in the movement “For the Defence of Khoper”, has been in custody since 26 November 2013. He is charged with committing…