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Russian Federation: Further information: Sentencing of two young men upheld: Yan Sidorov and Vladislav Mordasov

, Index number: EUR 46/1580/2019

On 10 December, a court of appeal upheld the conviction of human rights defenders from Rostov-on-Don, Yan Sidorov and Vladislav Mordasov, and confirmed their sentence to over six years in prison each. They are prisoners of conscience and must be released immediately and unconditionally. The conviction should be quashed, and their allegations of torture and other ill-treatment effectively investigated.