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Russian Activist Imprisoned, Says 'I Don't Regret Anything'

Oleg Orlov, 70, of human rights group Memorial is hit with 2.5 years behind bars in Russia

(Newser) - A veteran human rights campaigner who criticized the war in Ukraine was convicted Tuesday by a Moscow court of "repeatedly discrediting" the Russian military and sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. Oleg Orlov, 70, co-chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights group Memorial, had rejected the case...

Investigation Links Kremlin Hit Squad to Notorious Murder

Putin critic Boris Nemtsov was tailed for a year before being killed in 2015

(Newser) - His 2015 murder was jarring: Boris Nemtsov , a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin, was gunned down near the Kremlin a few days before he was to lead an opposition protest. Five Chechen men were eventually jailed for the killing, but the BBC notes that the larger question of who ordered...

Russia Charges 2, Detains 3 More in Nemtsov Murder

2 arrested yesterday are charged as 3 more arrive in court

(Newser) - Five suspects in the killing of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov have been delivered to the court for arraignment, the spokeswoman for a Moscow court said today. The statement by Anna Fedeeva to reporters outside the courthouse came one day after the Federal Security service said two suspects had...

Russia Arrests 2 in Nemtsov Murder

But few details on why they might have done it

(Newser) - Russia has made two arrests in the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov , but there's little explanation yet of the suspects' possible motive. The head of the Russia's Federal Security Bureau went on state TV to announce the arrests of two men from the Caucasus region, which CNN...

Russia Blocks Some From Putin Critic's Funeral

'He was our hope'

(Newser) - Mourners have gathered at a human rights center to remember slain Vladimir Putin critic Boris Nemtsov —but many haven't been welcome at the event, the BBC reports. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, held for 15 days after promoting a demonstration, hasn't been allowed out of jail, while Poland'...

Thousands Rally for Slain Putin Critic: 'I Am Not Afraid'

Litvinenko's widow, many others point blame at Putin

(Newser) - Boris Nemtsov was due to lead an opposition protest in Moscow today, and thousands of people are instead holding one in memory of the critic of Vladimir Putin who was gunned down on Friday, reports the BBC . Marchers carried signs declaring "He died for the future of Russia,"...

Slain Putin Critic Was Working on Ukraine Report

Ukraine president thinks Boris Nemtsov was killed because of it

(Newser) - Russian investigators promise to find the gunmen who murdered Boris Nemtsov within sight of the Kremlin, and the president of Ukraine thinks they won't have far to look. Petro Poroshenko says Nemtsov was poised to release evidence proving that Russia was playing a big role in the Ukraine conflict...

Russian Opposition Leader Is Murdered

Boris Nemtsov is shot to death in Moscow

(Newser) - One of Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics has been shot dead in Moscow—and guess who's taking personal charge of the investigation? The Kremlin says Putin himself will handle it, reports AP . Authorities say a gunman in a passing car shot Boris Nemtsov four times in the back...

Russian Liberal Stands Down
Russian Liberal Stands Down

Russian Liberal Stands Down

Opposition candidate accuses Kremlin of turning presidential contest into 'farce'

(Newser) - Another candidate has dropped out of the race for the Russian presidency, complaining of dirty tricks, the Washington Post reports. Boris Nemtsov, leader of a mainstream liberal party, said the uneven playing field was turning the contest into a farce. He accused the Kremlin of using "Goebbels-like propaganda, force...

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