Six individuals have been charged with violence against law enforcement officers during the dispersal of the opposition protest on 27 July 2019 in Moscow, although only protesters were assaulted.
The defendants were convicted on terrorism-related charges although the prosecution had no evidence that they committed or planned to commit crimes of violence
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They should be immediately released
The total number of Jehovah’s Witnesses currently being prosecuted for their faith has reached 206
The origin of the violence and ‘riots’ on 27 July 2019 in Moscow lay in the actions of law enforcement officers who attacked peaceful members of the public
The defendants have no connection with terrorism; the criminal case against them has been fabricated and is based on testimony given after brutal torture.
On 27 July 2019 there were no riots in Moscow, but there were unlawful mass detentions and assaults on demonstrators by law enforcement officers
Pavel Ustinov has committed no crime. He was remanded in custody on evidence of riot police officers that was identical word for word.
Gadzhiev has been charged with involvement in Islamic State, an organisation banned in Russia, because of an interview with a Muslim preacher
Six Muslims have been convicted on charges of involvement with Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami, an organisation banned in Russia
Konstantin Kotov is probably the first person to be charged in post-Soviet Russia whose case was investigated in less than three days
Joint Statement by Human Rights Organizations
We believe Andrei Borovikov to be a victim of an unlawful, politically-motivated prosecution
Zarifa Sautieva attempted to halt clashes between protesters and law enforcement officers at a protest on 26 March 2019 in Magas
The discussion happened as a part of a series of events organized around the anniversary of human rights activist Natalia Estemirova’s murder.
Six Muslims have been convicted of involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami, an organisation banned in Russia
The five men have been tried under terrorism law without being accused of terrorism
Memorial Human Rights Centre considers the charges groundless and demands the release of the 75-year-old academic.
Memorial Human Rights Centre considers the charges groundless and demands that all defendants be released.