Repression of anti-war and other activists
HRWF (13.06.2022) – Repression of Russian anti-war and other civic activists has been going on unabated all over Russia since the aggression against and the invasion of Ukraine. The official accusation of being a “foreign agent” stigmatizes as enemies of the Russian Federation the persons and organizations using their right to freedom of expression on issues that are unwelcome by the authorities.
Below a selection of cases from the website https://ovd.news/express-news. This organization publishes cases on a daily basis.
The “Committee against Torture” was included in the register of unregistered associations – “foreign agents”
The “Litres” service removed journalist Oleg Kashin’s book from sale because of his “foreign agent” status
Anti-war activist Richard Rose is threatened by the FSB and the investigator
Former editor-in-chief of Echo of Moscow declared “foreign agent” by the Ministry of Justice
In Karelia, the court sent a woman persecuted because of anti-war posts to a psychiatric hospital
In Novosibirsk, the court upheld the search in the mining case of Ekaterina Vasilenko
A case on calling for terrorism was initiated against a deputy from Voronezh accused of “fakes” about the army.
The court in Tatarstan liquidated the All-Tatar Public Center
The former head of Navalny’s Murmansk headquarters was put on the international wanted list and arrested in absentia
Chelyabinsk eco-activist was detained by criminal investigation officers because of the organization of a rally – telegram channel
The Basmanny Court arrested the St. Petersburg dacha of journalist Alexander Nevzorov
The Investigative Committee in Penza has completed the investigation of a criminal case against a teacher on the denunciation of eighth-graders
Senators proposed to ban actions near government buildings – and not only that
Roskomnadzor, at the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office, blocked the page of a member of Yabloko in Yandex.Zen.
A court in St. Petersburg arrested a priest in the case of “fakes” for two months
In Samara, security forces searched the author of the channel “Neshutki”
The accused of spreading “fakes” about Victoria Petrova’s army was arrested until June 30.
In St. Petersburg, Sasha Skochilenko, arrested in the case of “fakes”, was sent to a psychiatric hospital
Blogger Sergei Komandirov, who was not provided with medical care in jail, stopped his hunger strike
Two National Bolsheviks who held an agitation picket were detained in Perm
The court extended the arrest of anti-war politician Vladimir Kara-Murza until August 12
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Samara Region demanded 436 thousand rubles from activists because of the rally in support of Navalny
The Supreme Court refused to revise the first replenishments of the register of “foreign agents” by individuals
Ekaterina Shulman was recognized as a “foreign agent” because of her salary at Echo of Moscow and Shaninka