Aleksei Pichugin: Letter to the Authors of the List of Political Prisoners

posted 21 Mar 2012, 12:15 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 21 Mar 2012, 12:16 ]
Vera Vasilievа, 19/03/12 


· Yukos case  · Prisoners  · Political prisoners 

In February of this year journalist Olga Romanova and State Duma Deputy Gennady Gudkov handed a list of political prisoners to the presidential administration. These people have been deemed political prisoners by Memorial Human Rights Centre and the Union of Solidarity with Political Prisoners which put together this list and were also the organisers of, and participants, in the protest meetings at Bolotnaya Square. The editorial office of has in its possession a letter from one of the people featured on this list - former Yukos employee Aleksei Pichugin. 

To Olga Romanova and everyone else who drafted the letter containing the list of political prisoners - my deepest respects! I can't begin to express my feelings in words. Of course, my gratitude and appreciation goes out to all those who are doing everything, possible and impossible, for those of us who have found ourselves in such misfortune... [Read more]