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Political Imprisonment in Russia: Motives, Tools, and Trends

26 April 2019 г.

Conservative estimates suggest that there are about 250 political prisoners in Russia today. These prisoners-which include human rights activists, journalists, representatives of religious groups, and many others-have fallen victim to Russia’s vague and highly flexible criminal code. Sergey Davidis, head of the political prisoners support program at the Memorial Human Rights Center, offered his assessment of this situation and an outlook for the future.

This speech by Sergei Davidis was published on the site of Kennan Institute.