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Russian Federation: Further information: Prisoner of conscience targeted and harassed: Rafis Kashapov

, Index number: EUR 46/3889/2016

Tatar activist and prisoner of conscience Rafis Kashapov is currently serving a three-year sentence for criticizing the Russian government. He has been discriminated against and harassed by being singled out for punishment in a corrective prison colony in the Komi Republic, in northern Russia.