All Posts Tagged With: "political prisoners"

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Call for Solidarity to Free Russian Political Prisoners

Three prominent Russian leftist organizations have published an open letter calling for solidarity in the fight against Russian political prisoners, bringing much-needed attention to the plight of more than a dozen recently-arrested activists.

Nov 12, 2012 | Continued
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Medvedev Meets With Russian Opposition Leaders

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev held a meeting with several leaders of the non-systemic opposition on Monday to discuss political prisoners, reform of the country’s political system, and term limits for the post of president

Feb 20, 2012 | Continued
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Rally Brings Attention to Russian Political Prisoners

Approximately 1000 Russians turned out for a rally in support of jailed oppositionist Sergei Udaltsov, with speakers trying to bring attention to the plight of political prisoners in the country.

Dec 29, 2011 | Continued
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Kasparov: There’d Be No Putin Regime if Sakharov Lived

Opposition leader Garry Kasparov speaks about what Russia would look like today if physicist and dissident Andrei Sakharov was still alive.

May 21, 2011 | Continued
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Artist Detained in Moscow During Public Exhibition

An artist and activist was detained after opening a public exhibition of his paintings in central Moscow, marking yet another artist arrested in Russia while attempting to display his work.

Dec 30, 2009 | Continued
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Public Outrage Builds over Jailed Yukos Lawyer

In part of a growing public sentiment in support of jailed lawyer Svetlana Bakhmina, over 50,000 people have signed an internet petition requesting a pardon from Dmitri Medvedev. translation by

Oct 20, 2008 | Continued
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Khodorkovsky In Isolation Ward for Press Interview

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former head of the Yukos oil company, has been put into solitary confinement for 12 days, allegedly for speaking with Esquire author Boris Akunin.

Oct 10, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Opposition Party Protests Imprisonment of its Members

The United Civil Front Party will hold nation-wide protests to support two of its members, who they say have been imprisoned for political reasons.

Jul 16, 2008 | Continued
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Activists Urge Medvedev to Free Political Prisoners

Some of Russia’s most prominent human rights activists have written an open letter urging President Dmitri Medvedev to free political prisoners. Complete translation by

May 23, 2008 | Continued
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No Parole For Jailed Scientist

Igor Sutyagin has been denied parole, and transferred to a separate holding cell. The second attempt at parole by Igor Sutyagin, an imprisoned scientist serving time for “divulging state secrets,” has ended in a rebuff. The result of the appeal was revealed by the Public Committee for the Protection of Scientists and Sutyagin’s parents at […]

Oct 29, 2007 | Continued