The guilt of Aleksandr Atamanov has not been proved and key pieces of evidence in the case were fabricated. He himself has repeatedly said that violence was used against him in pre-trial custody and threats made against his relatives
Almaz Usmanov, Zafar Yakubov and Danil Bagautdinov have been sentenced under terrorist articles of the Russian Criminal Code to terms in prison ranging from 11 to 17 years without having been charged with terrorism
Bagaudin Khautiev has been charged with organising violence against public officials and participating in an extremist group. We believe Khautiev tried to prevent clashes between protesters and riot police and that no extremist group existed.
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.