Ilya Yashin Arrested

Ilya Yashin is a Russian dissident, politician and public figure, a long-term opponent of Putin’s regime, a municipal deputy, the founder of the democratic movements Solidarity and the People’s Freedom Party (PARNAS), a long-term ally of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was killed in 2015. At the end of June 2022, he was detained and sentenced to a two-week administrative arrest on the trumped-up pretext of allegedly resisting the police, and on the 15th of July, when he was supposed to be released, a criminal case had been initiated against him under a new criminal article, for allegedly “discrediting” the Russian army.

Yashin’s speech in the courtroom >>

Photo: A. Astakhova, Mediazona

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