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Political Prisoners In Putin’s Russia

A discussion with
Mark Feygin, Former Defense Lawyer for Pussy Riot and Nadiya Savchenko

The arrest of Pussy Riot in 2012 brought unprecedented global attention to opposition activists and the rule of law in Putin’s Russia. Within this context, the conflict in Ukraine and the ongoing detention of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko raise new questions for the future of political prisoners and civil rights protections. Who does the Kremlin target and what are Putin’s motivations of persecution? What do politicized trials have to do with the broader state of Russia’s internal politics and legal environment? Can dissident voices find channels of communication …read more

Source: Center on Global Interests

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