New Russian law means 15 years in prison or military conscription that sends anti-war Russians to Ukraine with orders to shoot civilians The New York Times published on Monday an article describing how thousands of middle-class Russians have fled the country for neighboring Armenia and (Republic of) Georgia since the
A former aide to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has slammed Russian authorities’ use of the extremism law to suppress peaceful political opposition as she appeals her pre-trial restrictions in court siberian monday. Ksenia Fadeyeva, who was elected to the Tomsk city council in 2020, faces up to 12 years
A documentary film about Alexei Navalny, who narrowly survived an apparent novichok poisoning attempt, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The 90-minute film, simply titled Navalny, features flying footage of the Russian opposition leader, filmed during the several months he spent in Germany in late 2020 while recovering from poisoning.
Separately, the Federal Prison Service demanded that Navalny’s brother’s suspended sentence be turned into a prison sentence. Russian authorities have added imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny and a handful of his allies to an official list of “terrorists and extremists”. Also on Tuesday, local news agencies reported that the Federal
Updated at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 29 to add three more detentions. At least five former network coordinators of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny have been arrested across the country for organizing an extremist group, media reported on Tuesday. The raids and arrests in the cities of Tomsk and Irkutsk come
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that one of the country’s oldest and most prominent human rights organizations must be shut down, a move that sparked public outrage. and is the latest step in a months-long crackdown on human rights activists, independent media and opposition supporters. The
A secret European intelligence report has concluded that the Chechen security services were most likely behind the 2020 attempted murder in Sweden of a dissident Chechen blogger. Tumso Abdurakhmanov, an exiled critic of Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov, barely survived a hammerhead attack last year in a bizarre assassination attempt that