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Political activist and blogger Darya Poliudova is standing trial for the use of satire to criticize Russia’s policy towards Ukraine online.
Sixteen members of the religious group Jehovah’s Witnesses were convicted of “religious extremism” solely for peacefully practising their religious beliefs.
A 28-year-old man, Ivan Kulesh, was sentenced to death in Belarus on 20 November. He is at least the second person to receive the death sentence in 2015.
Natalya Sharina spent two nights in a police cell and is currently under house arrest after “extremist books” were allegedly found in the library where she works. She is a prisoner of conscience an...