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Russian Federation: Further information: Lawyer released on bail, but threat of jail remains: Mikhail Benyash

, Index number: EUR 46/9295/2018

Lawyer Mikhail Benyash, who had been detained since 9 September after meeting his client who had taken part in a peaceful protest against pension reforms in Krasnodar, Russia, was released on bail on 23 October. The politically-motivated criminal charges against him are still pending. He faces up to five years imprisonment if found guilty.

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