The defendants have no connection with terrorism; the criminal case against them has been fabricated and is based on testimony given after brutal torture.
Memorial Human Rights Centre, in line with the international guidelines defining the term ‘political prisoner,’ has recognised Yuly Boyarshinov and Viktor Filinkov as political prisoners. We demand their immediate release and that the criminal charges against them for alleged involvement in a terrorist group be dropped.
More information about this case is available here.
Recognition of an individual as a political prisoner, or of a prosecution as politically motivated, does not imply that Memorial Human Rights Centre shares or approves the individual’s views, statements or actions.
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