All Posts Tagged With: "prisoner rights"

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Strasbourg Court Fines Russia for Giving HIV-Positive Prisoner Aspirin

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has fined 37,000 Euros for treating an HIV-positive prisoner with aspirin and keeping him in solitary confinement for no reason.

Oct 15, 2010 | Continued
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How Vera Trifonova Was ‘Purposefully Destroyed’

Half a year after Sergei Magnitsky’s scandalous death, a Russian businesswoman has died from a lack of medical care in Moscow’s Matrosskaya Tishina detention facility. provides a chronicle of the events leading up to her death.

Apr 30, 2010 | Continued
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High Mortality Rate in Russian Prisons ‘Depressing’

Efforts to reform Russia’s notoriously draconian penal system have resulted in fewer overall prisoners, but its staggering number of annual deaths remains.

Apr 6, 2010 | Continued