Russia Opens New Case against Memorial
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Oleg Orlov, at Memorial’s Moscow office, which the Russian government has confiscated.
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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 are being criminally prosecuted under similar charges, while thousands face administrative charges over criticism of the war. Authorities also searched office spaces affiliated …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch