Russian Federation: Further information: Prisoner of conscience appeals parole denial: Yan Sidorov

On 22 October, the Dmitrovgrad town court, in Russia’s Ulyanovsk region, rejected the parole application of 21-year-old human rights defender Yan Sidorov. Yan Sidorov and his friend Vladislav Mordasov are prisoners of conscience, serving sentences of four years for trying to organise a peaceful protest in November 2017 in support of dozens of Rostov-on-Don residents who had lost their houses in mass fires. Yan Sidorov is appealing the decision.

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