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 This organization publishes cases on a daily basis.


9 June

All Russia

The “Committee against Torture” was included in the register of unregistered associations – “foreign agents”

All Russia

The “Litres” service removed journalist Oleg Kashin’s book from sale because of his “foreign agent” status

Kirov region

Anti-war activist Richard Rose is threatened by the FSB and the investigator

All Russia

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

Novosibirsk region

In Novosibirsk, the court upheld the search in the mining case of Ekaterina Vasilenko

Voronezh region

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

Murmansk region

The former head of Navalny’s Murmansk headquarters was put on the international wanted list and arrested in absentia

Chelyabinsk region

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

Penza region

The Investigative Committee in Penza has completed the investigation of a criminal case against a teacher on the denunciation of eighth-graders

All Russia

Senators proposed to ban actions near government buildings – and not only that

All Russia

Roskomnadzor, at the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office, blocked the page of a member of Yabloko in Yandex.Zen.


8 June

St. Petersburg

A court in St. Petersburg arrested a priest in the case of “fakes” for two months

Samara region

In Samara, security forces searched the author of the channel “Neshutki”

St. Petersburg

The accused of spreading “fakes” about Victoria Petrova’s army was arrested until June 30.

St. Petersburg

In St. Petersburg, Sasha Skochilenko, arrested in the case of “fakes”, was sent to a psychiatric hospital

Smolensk region

Blogger Sergei Komandirov, who was not provided with medical care in jail, stopped his hunger strike

Perm Krai

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

Samara region

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

All Russia

Ekaterina Shulman was recognized as a “foreign agent” because of her salary at Echo of Moscow and Shaninka