Beatings and fines

For the right to freedom of assembly on 12 June << No. 24 (257), 19 June 2017 >> This week people were detained all over Russia in connection with the anti-corruption protests on Monday, 12 June. Many have already appeared in court. We are still adding to our detailed report, “From Kaliningrad to Vladivostok, at…

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…

Voices from the Past

<< No 9 (242), 6 March 2017 >> ♦  Extra-judicial repression in 1968-9  ♦ The 6th issue of the Chronicle of Current Events reported on further acts of repression against those who protested about the GALANSKOV-GINZBURG trial of January 1968, and the treatment of the Red Square demonstrators of August that year. The report (CCE…

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)…

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…