Seized in Ukraine, jailed in Russia

The plight of Denis Bakholdin, critic of Putin, refugee in Ukraine — seized in Ukraine, tortured and jailed in Russia << No. 25 (258) 26 June 2017 >> After participating in many protests against the war in Ukraine and in support of political prisoners, Denis Bakholdin was detained on several occasions. He was jailed for…

No Time to Cheer

<< No 9 (242), 6 March 2017 >> ♦  What Dadin’s release means for Russia’s other political prisoners  ♦ “OPPOSITION ACTIVIST ILDAR DADIN left a prison in Rubtsovsk … on Sunday,” reported the Associated Press on 26 February. “Dadin was freed from his jail in the remote Altai Region in southern Siberia after Russia’s Supreme…

No transfer of Ukrainian prisoners

<< No 7 (240), 20 February 2017 >> ♦  Sentsov and Kolchenko are “Russian citizens”  ♦ Russian officials have again refused to transfer the defendants in the Crimea case, Oleg SENTSOV and Alexander KOLCHENKO, to Ukraine. The Memorial Human Rights Centre has declared them political prisoners. According to OVD-Info, the Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Justice,…

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,…