Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre
Sinitsa has been sentenced to five years in a penal colony for a comment on Twitter
Moscow resident Sergey Surovtsev has been sentenced to two and a half years in a prison colony for ‘causing pain’ to a National Guard officer at the protest for free and fair elections on 27 July.
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
He was charged with preparing to acquire and illegally export military-related equipment from Russia
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
168 new names added to our listings
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