Russian Federation: Artist sentenced to seven years in prison: Aleksandra Skochilenko
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Russian Federation: Artist sentenced to seven years in prison: Aleksandra Skochilenko

22 November 2023

Summary

On 16 November 2023 Aleksandra Skochilenko was sentenced to seven years in prison for “disseminating knowingly false information about the Russian Armed Forces”. In March 2022, Aleksandra Skochilenko had replaced price tags in a local supermarket with little notes containing information about Russia’s war against Ukraine. Aleksandra Skochilenko has already been in custody for over 19 months. She suffers from celiac disease and heart disease and her health has deteriorated greatly during this time. She is a prisoner of conscience and must be released immediately and unconditionally.

Index Number
EUR 46/7449/2023
Published in
United Kingdom

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campaigns censorship and freedom of expression torture and other ill-treatment unlawful detention lgbti rights europe and central asia unfair trials right to health prisoners of conscience russia urgent action protests and demonstrations

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