The death of Tagir Khasanov

<< No 5 (238), 6 February 2017 >> • Victim of a bogus fight against extremism • On 17 January 2017 70-year-old Tagir Khasanov, a resident of Nizhny Novgorod, died in a prison colony in Saratov. He had cancer and since last October had been paralyzed below the waist. For unknown reasons, the Nizhny Novgorod…

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…

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)…