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A military appeals court leaves the verdict in the case of Kansk teens unchanged

On May 16 a military appeals court left unchanged the sentences in the case of three Kansk teens. The three boys, who were 14-year old at the time, were originally arrested in June 2020 in Kansk while putting leaflets in support of Azat Miftakhov on the wall of a local FSB office. They were later charged with […]

A cassation court in Moscow reduces Azat Miftakhov’s sentence by three months

On April 21, 2022 a cassation court in Moscow held a hearing on Azat Miftakhov’s appeal. The court reduced Azat’s sentence by three months, from six years in prison to five years and nine months. Although any reduction of Azat’s sentence is a welcome news, this cassation court decision is grossly insufficient. Azat is an innocent […]