The case of Azat Miftakhov: February 2019 to January 2021

<<Other texts and documents>> Russia’s persecution of Azat Miftakhov, a PhD student at Moscow State University, is almost certainly linked with his anarchist views. The 6-year sentence handed down on Monday, 18 January 2021 appears to be punishment for his refusal to admit to something he didn't do.  Arrested twice Azat Miftakhov was detained on … Continue reading The case of Azat Miftakhov: February 2019 to January 2021

18, 17 and 13 years for discussing faith and Russian persecution: 12 January 2021

Crimean Tatars targeted in Military Court ruling. <<Other texts and documents>> A Russian court has sentenced three Crimean Tatars, including a father and son, to exceptionally long terms of imprisonment, on the basis of discussions about their Muslim faith and political subjects, including Russia’s persecution of Muslims.  This was claimed to have been “anti-Russian” and … Continue reading 18, 17 and 13 years for discussing faith and Russian persecution: 12 January 2021

Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea (2020)

Monstrous sentences against CRIMEAN TATAR journalists & activists <<Other texts and documents>> In the last decades of the Soviet regime, dissidents received 7-10 year sentences for "anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda". Modern Russia, persecuting Ukrainian citizens on illegally occupied territory for their religious beliefs and political views, is doubling such sentences. Seven Crimean Tatar civic journalists … Continue reading Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea (2020)

The persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses (1970-1986)

<<Other texts and documents>> By the mid-1970s the Chronicle regularly published a section reporting on “The persecution of [religious] believers”. Often it was further subdivided between Adventists, Pentecostalists and Baptists, joined from time to time by Orthodox Christians and Catholics in Moldova. References to the harassment of Jehovah’s Witnesses are far less frequent, as the … Continue reading The persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses (1970-1986)