Russia: Harsh Sentence For Opposition Politician
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Ilya Yashin waves to supporters in a Moscow courtroom during a hearing on abusive charges against him of spreading “false information” about Russian forces. Moscow, Russia, November 29, 2022.
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(New York) – A Moscow court on December 9, 2022, sentenced a Russian opposition politician to eight and years in prison with an additional four-year ban on use of the internet, in a continued efforts to dismantle and decapitate Russia’s peaceful political opposition and silence any criticism of the Kremlin’s war against Ukraine, Human Rights Watch said today.
Ilya Yashin, who has long been a vocal critic of the Kremlin, was charged with violating Russia’s draconian war censorship …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch