Urgent Action Update: JAILED ACTIVIST TRANSFERRED TO MOSCOW (Russian Federation: UA 114.21)November 23, 2021
On November 17, 2021, a court upheld on appeal the pretrial detention of activist Lilia Chanysheva, and she was transferred out of her hometown of Ufa on November 21, 2021. She will be held in Moscow, almost 1,500 km away. Lilia Chanysheva has been detained since November 9, 2021, on politically motivated charges of “establishing or leading an extremist association”, for her role as former regional coordinator of “Navalny’s headquarters”. She faces up to 10 years in prison. Lilia Chanysheva has committed no crime and must be released immediately.