Team-29: Russia is closing down

posted 9 Dec 2018, 11:22 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 9 Dec 2018, 11:32 ]
23 November 2018

Hi, this is Kolya Ovchinnikov. Today the letter will be short. 

This week we have managed to obtain a complete acquittal for the former court clerk Aleksander Eivasov. He was accused of slander and hindering justice for speaking out about what the justice system looked like in reality (in brief, everything is very bad). We had managed to beat off the accusations of slander back in July already, and now the court has acquitted Eivasov on the second charge too. The percentage of acquittals, you should know, is 0,2% of the total number of cases tried.

The miracle wouldn't have happened without your help: that is you who have helped to 
get money for expertise thanks to which we have beaten off one more prosecution. Thank you! 

Unfortunately, such good news is rare. The main ideology of modern Russia - "make sure nothing can come of it." The state 
closes archivesmakes its expenses secretconceals its mistakes and, of course, puts people in prison: for protests, for reposts, for the revelation of information claimed to be allegedly secret. We have decided to understand how this has happened and created a thematic channel in Telegram named "Russia is closing down". There we will write about censorship and political processes, espionage cases and state secret - all in all, about everything that we like, only from a historic perspective. Sign up!

Translated by Anna Dvoryanchikova