Grigory Pasko, military reporter for Boyevaya Vakhta (Battle Watch), the newspaper of the Russian Pacific Fleet, was released by the Russian Pacific Fleet military court on 20 July 1999, but was not fully acquitted. The military court found that the prosecution had been unable to produce evidence to support the charges of espionage and revealing state secrets (Article 275 of the Russian Criminal Code), and dropped these charges against him.
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Ruslan Sokolovsky, a 21-year-old law student and well-known atheist blogger from Yekaterinburg, Russia, is currently in pre-trial detention facing up to five years’ imprisonment for a video he published showing himself playing Pokemon GO in a church. He is a prisoner of conscience.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Ashinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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