'This is a ray of hope': how the Russian-speaking diaspora in the USA supports political prisoners in Russia

In the United States, the campaign “Letters to Political Prisoners” has started - a new project of the Russian-speaking diaspora in the United States, aimed at drawing attention to the problems of human rights in Russia, reports “Voice of America”. Everyone is invited to send postcards to Russian political prisoners in order to morally support people persecuted for their ...

New sanctions and demands: US Congress filed resolution on Russia

The draft resolution, submitted to the US Congress on May 11, calls on Russia to release political prisoners, including Ukrainian citizens, and also asks the administration of US President Donald Trump to impose sanctions against Russian officials responsible for human rights violations, persecution of journalists, oppositionists, representatives of civil ...

Putin promised that the exchange of prisoners with Ukraine will be large and large-scale

Negotiations between Ukraine and Russia on the exchange of prisoners have reached the home stretch. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a plenary session at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, writes the BBC. “Regarding the exchange: I think it will be enough ...

Exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine: what is known

On Friday night, reports began to emerge that an exchange of detainees had begun between Russia and Ukraine. In the morning, both Moscow and Kiev said that the process of negotiations on the exchange is still ongoing. What did they say on the night of the First about the release of a number ...

Russia is preparing to transfer Sentsov and the sailors detained in the Kerch Strait to Ukraine

The Russian authorities want to send political prisoners to Ukraine, including Roman Sushchenko, Oleg Sentsov and Yevgeny Panov. Also, the Kremlin is ready to send home 24 sailors who were captured in the Kerch Strait. In exchange, Kiev will send to Russia the citizens of this country who are serving sentences ...

How do political prisoners Ukrainians Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko live in Russian colonies?

On March 1, lawyer Olga Dinze visited Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov at the Polar Bear colony in the town of Labytnangi in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug of Russia. “At about 12:00, I finally managed to get to Oleg. He feels fine. In my opinion, he recovered quite strongly. How…

How to find out about their repressed and deported relatives

October 30 in Russia is a day of remembrance for the victims of political repression. On October 29, at the Solovetsky Stone in Moscow, the action "Return of Names" is held - from 10 am to 10 pm people take turns reading out the names of those who died during the years of repression. Often names are ...

An action in support of the convicted Russian oppositionist took place in New York

Today, a rally in support of the convicted Russian opposition leader Ildar Dadin took place at the Russian Consulate General in New York. About 30 people took part in the picket. People came with posters “Freedom to Ildar Dadin”. The action lasted two hours. About what is being prepared ...

The United States launched a campaign for the release of female political prisoners

The list of women political prisoners includes, among others, human rights activist Leyla Yunus and journalist Khadija Ismayilova from Azerbaijan, Uzbek human rights activist Matlyuba Kamilova, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who is on trial in Russia, and women from Ethiopia, Iran, China and North Korea. The campaign involves ...

The US condemned the unjust sentence of Sentsov and Kolchenko

The United States strongly condemns yesterday's verdict by a Russian military court on well-known Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and activist Alexander Kolchenko on baseless charges of terrorist attacks and other subversive activities in occupied Crimea. This is stated in a statement by the US State Department. In a statement ...

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