- Political prisoner Yuri Kostyuk was extradited from Russia to Belarus. On October 13, it was planned to extradite Kostyuk to Belarus according to a “decree that has not entered into legal force.”
- In Moscow, the court restricted the parental rights of the former journalist of the “First Channel” Marina Ovsyannikova, who was accused of spreading “fakes.” On October 1, it became known that she had escaped from house arrest with her 11-year-old daughter.
- A resident of Novocherkassk was detained in the case of banners with portraits of war participants doused in red paint. The man then allegedly repented and decided to go to war as a volunteer.
- A protocol for an administrative offense of discrediting the army was drawn up against actor Arthur Smolyaninov. He left Russia.
- In the Sverdlovsk region, the court fined Hieromonk Nikandr (Evgeny Pinchuk) 100 thousand rubles under the article on “repeated discrediting” of the Russian army (Part 1 of Article 280.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
- A Russian citizen P.A. Pishchulin was arrested in Moscow for cooperating with a foreign state on a confidential basis. This is the first known case under the article on confidential cooperation (Article 275.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
- A court in Moscow sentenced the artist-activist Pavel Krisevich to five years in a general regime colony because of a performance with a simulation gun on Red Square.
- A new criminal case has been opened against human rights defender Bahrom Khamroev under the article on organizing the activities of a terrorist organization because of his human rights activities.
- In Moscow, a court sentenced Evgenia Feklistova, a participant in an anti-war rally on February 24, to one and a half years of conditional imprisonment with a probation period of two years under the article on the use of violence against a representative of the authorities (Part 1 of Article 318 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
- It became known that a court in Kemerovo found a 19-year-old student Anastasia Skryleva guilty under the article on vandalism motivated by political hatred (Part 2 of Article 214 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and sentenced her to a year of restriction of freedom.
- Kalmyk activist and former employee of the city administration of Elista Altan Ochirov was sentenced to three years in a general regime colony in the case of military “fakes.”
- In Russia, the prosecutor’s office reported initiating 149 criminal cases under the article on disseminating “fakes” about the Russian army. 124 people are being prosecuted in these cases (some have up to 7 episodes). There is accurate information about 109 defendants.
- A new criminal case was opened against opposition politician Alexei Navalny on several articles. For being in the colony, he “propagandized terrorism and called for it, publicly called for extremism, financed extremist activities, rehabilitated Nazism.”
- The court sentenced 66-year-old Galina Kobeleva, a Jehovah’s witness from Primorye, to six years of probation. She was found guilty of organizing the activities of an extremist organization.
- It became known that the court in Moscow arrested in absentia the ex-activist of the Arkhangelsk headquarters of Navalny Olga Shkolina in the case of participation in an extremist community. Shkolina is wanted. She left Russia in July.
- In Moscow, a court in absentia arrested Marina Ovsyannikova, accused of spreading “fakes.” She is on the international wanted list.
- In Novosibirsk, because of the inscription “No to war” on the monument, a criminal case was opened against a local resident Alexei Pinigin for “discrediting” the army (Article 280.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
- In Arkhangelsk, a case was opened against a local resident born in 1991 on the “repeated discrediting” of the army (Part 1 of Article 280.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
- In Maykop, Jehovah’s Witnesses were searched. The believer Nikolay Voishchev was detained and placed in a temporary detention unit until the trial on the election of a preventive measure.
- In Alushta, the court sentenced Alexander Tarapon to two years in a strict regime colony. The case under the article on the distribution of military “fakes” (Part 1 of Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) was initiated due to the fact that he posted on the gate of the house of his relative, an employee of the Rosgvardiya, his photo with the caption “Here lives Orlenko Yu. – a war criminal who kills children.”
- The accused under the article on military “fakes” Vladimir Zavyalov left Russia. On October 24, the court was supposed to sentence him. Zavyalov was under house arrest.
- In Bashkiria, criminal cases were initiated against two local residents because of an attempt to set fire to the buildings of two military enlistment offices in different districts of the republic.
- In Kaluga, the court sentenced three anti-fascists to fines from 30 to 150 thousand rubles – Olga Proshkina, Alexander Stolbin, and Artem Paramonov. A criminal case was opened against them under the article on the justification of terrorism (part 1 of Article 205.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The activists pasted leaflets around the city with a photo of Mikhail Zhlobitsky, an anarchist who staged an explosion in Arkhangelsk FSB in 2018.
- In Ulan-Ude, the court sent a pensioner Natalia Filonova under house arrest, accused of two episodes of violence against government officials. The woman is charged with violence against police officers, which, according to investigators, she used on September 26. On this day, Filonova and Nizovkina were detained at the rally against mobilization on September 24.
- A criminal case was opened against 71-year-old Sochi activist Vladimir Atamanchuk for the “repeated discrediting” of the Russian army (Part 1 of Article 280.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
- In Omsk, in the case of archaeologist Yevgeny Kruglov, accused of spreading military “fakes” (Part 1 of Article 207.3 of the criminal code), the measure of restraint was changed from a travel restriction to detention. He tried to leave Russia.
- Vladimir Lyashko, a 32-year-old local resident, was detained in the city of Ukhta, Komi Republic. He was searched, the man is suspected of damaging a memorial plaque dedicated to a participant in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine Arsen Pavlov (Motorola).
WOT Foundation/Memorial Support Center for Political Prisoners