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Weekly Update No. 16 (289) 30 April 2018

Rights in Russia

Week-ending 27 April 2018 [see also attachment]



An interview with Yan Rachinsky, new head of the International Memorial Society [7x7]

Zoya Svetova and Aleksandr Cherkasov on the case of Yury Dmitriev [Radio Svoboda]


Human Rights Groups in Russia

OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 52: Arrests at the Armenian church, a burning heretic and, again, Navalny

Memorial Human Rights Centre: Activist Valentin Sokolov from Kolomna is a political prisoner

Memorial Human Rights Centre: Memorial considers Dmitry Tretyakov, a user of Telegram and a supporter of the opposition from Primorye region, a political prisoner

Memorial Human Rights Centre: Ukrainian military service person Aleksandr Shumkov is a political prisoner

Memorial Human Rights Centre: Five persons from Tajikistan convicted of membership of Hizb ut-Tahrir are political prisoners




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Our thanks to this week's translators: Anna Dvoryanchikova, Mercedes Malcomson, Simon Cosgrove, Suzanne Eade Roberts and Tatjana Duff

Project coordinator: Julia Sherwood 


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30 Apr 2018, 13:05