5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Political Imprisonment in Russia: Motives, Tools, and Trends

Conservative estimates suggest that there are about 250 political prisoners in Russia today. These prisoners—which include human rights activists, journalists, representatives of religious groups, and many others—have fallen victim to Russia’s vague and highly flexible criminal code. Sergey Davidis, head of the political prisoners support program at the Memorial Human Rights Center, offered his assessment of this situation and an outlook for the future.

Speakers

  • Sergey Davidis

    Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution