Writers at Risk Database

Yury Alexeyevich Dmitriev

A historian who researches atrocities during the Stalinist period, Dmitriev was imprisoned on baseless and politically-motivated charges of sexual assault. On September 29, 2020, prosecutors appealed his prior acquittals… More

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Yury Dmitriev | Status: Imprisoned | Russia

Yury Dmitriev, Russian historian and head of the Karelian branch of the human rights center Memorial, was detained in Petrozavodsk on December 13, 2016, on suspicion of production of… More

Yulia Tsvetkova

Activist and cartoonist Yulia Tsvetkova was charged with pornography for disseminating her artwork that promoted body positivity and LGBTQIA+ inclusivity on social media. She was placed on house arrest… More

Writers at Risk Database Svetlana Prokopieva

Svetlana Prokopieva

On July 6, 2020, columnist Prokopieva was convicted of “public justification of terrorism” for her coverage of the 2018 suicide bombing in the Federal Security Service building in Arkhangelsk,… More

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