Human rights activists from the Memorial Center believe there are about 50 political prisoners in Russia.
"According to the Memorial human rights center, there are now at least 50 political prisoners in Russia, i.e. people imprisoned under a court verdict, held in custody or under house arrest and who meet the international criteria base on the PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe) resolution," Memorial said on June 4.
Among the political prisoners are: environmentalist Yevgeny Vitishko, opposition activist Alexei Navalny's brother Oleg, Another Russia activist Taisiya Osipova, Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, opposition activists Sergei Udaltsov, Leonid Razvozzhayev and Konstantin Yankauskas, a number of Bolotnaya case defendents and others.
The Russian authorities stated previously on many occasions that there are no political prisoners in Russia.
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