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 victim of political persecution. We continue to call on the Russian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release him.
The Azat Miftakhov Committee