All Posts Tagged With: "Sakharov Museum"

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Open Letter to the Russian President on Prison Torture

A group of prominent Russian human rights advocates have penned a letter to Dmitri Medvedev, asking him to take immediate action to put an end to the widespread use of torture in Russia’s detention facilities.

Feb 23, 2011 | Continued
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Organizers of ‘Forbidden Art’ Fined, Avoid Jail

The organizers of a Moscow exhibit of banned works of art have been convicted of inciting religious hatred and heavily fined, but managed to avoid a possible three-year prison term.

Jul 12, 2010 | 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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Russian Museum Director Charged Over Art Exhibit

Yury Samodurov, the director of the Andrei Sakharov Museum, has been indicted after investigators found that a 2007 art exhibit was aimed at “fueling hatred and enmity and humiliating people’s dignity based on their attitude toward religion.” Several other museum employees have also been summoned for questioning.

May 8, 2008 | Continued