Jailed Navalny Losing Sensation in Hands – Lawyer – The Moscow Times

The health of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is deteriorating as he keeps up his hunger strike in prison, his lawyers said Wednesday, with U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration saying it is “disturbed” by the reports. Last Wednesday President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent opponent, who is serving two and a half years on embezzlement charges, launched […]

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Jailed Russian opposition figure Navalny announces he will go on hunger strike, demands medication & doctor of his own choosing

Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny has announced that he will begin a hunger strike to protest his prison conditions. He claims his health is deteriorating due to the refusal of proper medical care and “sleep deprivation.” The activist is serving time in jail after being found guilty earlier this year of breaking the conditions of […]

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Pussy Riot Member Jailed for Anti-Police Brutality Protest – The Moscow Times

Pussy Riot member Margarita Konovalova, also known as Rita Flores, has been sentenced to 20 days in jail for staging an anti-police brutality protest near the Kremlin, the Apologia Telegram channel reported Thursday.  During the Nov. 28 protest, Pussy Riot members in traditional Russian folk costumes tied artist Farhad Israfilli-Gelman, who was wearing an OMON […]

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Russia Grants Early Release to Jailed Danish Jehovah’s Witness – The Moscow Times

A court in western Russia has granted early release to the first Jehovah’s Witness to be convicted on extremism charges in the country, the religious group said Tuesday. Danish national Dennis Christensen was arrested in May 2017 at a prayer meeting in the town of Oryol south of Moscow and sentenced in 2019 for six […]

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Pussy Riot co-founder Pyotr Verzilov jailed for 15 days on ‘hooliganism’ charges, activist says he was set up by police

Pyotr Verzilov, a controversial Russian shock artist and co-founder of ‘punk’ art collectives Pussy Riot and Voina along with ex-wife Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, has been jailed for 15 days for “swearing in public.” The penalty comes the day after Verzilov said police questioned him about last year’s Moscow protests, specifically over allegedly using violence against a […]

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Anti-Kremlin Activist, Pussy Riot Member Jailed for 15 Days for ‘Public Swearing’ – The Moscow Times

Anti-Kremlin activist and Pussy Riot member Pyotr Verzilov has been sentenced to 15 days of jail on charges of public swearing after he was attacked outside a Moscow police station, the Mediazona news website which he publishes reported Monday. Verzilov disappeared early Sunday after unidentified men broke down his apartment door and seized him. He resurfaced […]

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Retired Austrian Colonel Jailed Over Spying for Russia – The Moscow Times

A retired Austrian army colonel was jailed for three years on Tuesday after being convicted of spying for Russia. The 71-year-old who has not been named “betrayed state secrets at the expense of Austria for a foreign secret service,” a Salzburg court ruled. He also “deliberately disclosed a military secret,” according to the verdict. The […]

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Catch and release: Rioters jailed in St. Louis and New York set free by local prosecutors

Even as US police crack down on riots and looting, authorities from St. Louis to New York City are simply releasing everyone arrested in connection with the unrest, due to the reform championed by social justice activists. Retired police captain David Dorn was gunned down by looters and four active duty police were shot in […]

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Moscow Police Resume Detaining Jailed Journalist’s Supporters – The Moscow Times

More than 30 protestors have been detained outside Moscow’s police headquarters Friday as solo pickets demanding the release of a journalist arrested for a similar picket this week continued into their second day. The latest detentions follow those of eight prominent journalists at the same location Thursday for protesting the 15-day jailing of their colleague, […]

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