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An appeal by eight Bolotnaya protesters will be heard by Moscow City Court on 19 June. All of them are victims of a politically motivated trial. All seven behind bars shall be released.
On 8 June Mansur Mingelov ended a hunger strike that lasted almost three weeks. However, there is no indication of a retrial in line with international fair trial standards in his case.
There are grave concerns for two abducted asylum seekers, as it is feared that they have been forcibly returned to Uzbekistan and are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.
Journalist Serhiy Shapoval was released on 18 May and has returned to his family. At least three hostages remain: theater producer Pavlo Yurov, his colleague Denis Grishchuk and student Igor Oprya....