Reports on Round Table on Political Prisoners Hosted by Memorial (with photos)

posted 25 Feb 2012, 01:23 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 25 Feb 2012, 01:24 ]
Vera Vasilyeva , 21/02/12 


· Human Rights Defenders  · Political Prisoners  · Moscow Region and Moscow 

Memorial Human Rights Centre hosted at its Moscow office a round table discussion, “Political Prisoners in Present-day Russia” The participants discussed who should be regarded as political prisoners in Russia today, and what the public should demand of the authorities on their behalf. 

Keynote speakers were Sergei Davidis, member of the Union of Solidarity with Political Prisoners, Friederike Behr, Amnesty International's representative in Russia, Natalya Kholmogorova, executive director of the Russian Public Movement, Aleksandr Cherkasov, member of the board of Memorial Human Rights Centre, and New Times journalist Zoya Svetova. [Read more]