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Russia Opens New Case against Memorial

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Oleg Orlov, at Memorial’s Moscow office, which the Russian government has confiscated.  © 2022 Memorial Today, police and criminal investigators in Moscow raided the homes of nine staff and board members of Memorial, one of Russia’s leading human rights organizations and a co-recipient of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize. Among the homes raided was that of Oleg Orlov, co-chair of Memorial’s human rights center, whom authorities have criminally charged with “discrediting” Russia’s armed forces over his criticism of Russia’s war against Ukraine.  Hundreds of other individuals…

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