Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre
Sinitsa has been sentenced to five years in a penal colony for a comment on Twitter
The end of the year is the time to look back at what has been done. As the year 2020 is approaching, the Memorial Human Rights Centre is publishing new lists of Russian political prisoners who will see the new year in behind bars.
Memorial classifies Galperin as political prisoner after a suspended sentence he received for alleged incitement to extremism was replaced by a term in a penal colony
The defendants have not been involved in terrorist activites; the criminal case against them has been fabricated and is based on testimony given under cruel torture