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Russian Federation: Further information: Russian human rights defender beaten: Aleksei Sokolov

, Index number: EUR 46/031/2010

Russian human rights defender Aleksei Sokolov is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment. He is currently held in a remand centre in Novosibirsk, Western Siberia, where he has allegedly been beaten by prison guards. In the coming days he is due to be transferred to a prison in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia, thousands of kilometres from his home. He remains at risk of further torture and ill-treatment.

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