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

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

Writers at Risk Database

Yury Alexeyevich Dmitriev

A historian and human rights activist who specializes in researching atrocities during the Stalinist period, Dmitriev has been sentenced to 3.5 years in prison on baseless and politically-motivated charges… More

Kirill Serebrennikov

Kirill Serebrennikov | Status: Convicted | Russia

Kirill Serebrennikov, a prominent Russian theater director, was put under house arrest on August 23 on charges of fraud. More