Category: Russia

Mar 08

Yevgenia Chudnovet Acquitted On Appeal For Posting Video Exposing Child Abuse

Yevgenia Chudnovet released from prison on March 6, 2017

Yevgenia Chudnovet was acquitted on March 6, 2017 by a Russian appeals court of her November 2016 conviction of distributing child pornography. Chudnovet was prosecuted for posting a video online to alert authorities about a child abuse case. In the summer of 2015 Chudnovet was a kindergarten teacher in Kataysk, Russia. Kataysk is a city …

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Feb 27

Ildar Dadin Has Three-Strikes Illegal Protesting Conviction Overturned

Ildar Dadin protesting in Moscow.

Russia’s Supreme Court has overturned Ildar Dadin’s conviction for illegal protesting. On February 22, 2017 the Court ruled the prosecution introduced insufficient evidence to prove he violated illegal protesting law Article 212.1. In the summer of 2014 Russia’s Parliament passed Criminal Code Article 212.1 that concerned crimes related to unsanctioned public protests. The law included …

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