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Russian Federation: Further information: Artist’s detention prolonged: Aleksandra Skochilenko

Index Number: EUR 46/5692/2022

On 30 May a court extended the pretrial detention of artist Aleksandra Skochilenko until 1 July. Aleksandra Skochilenko was arrested on 11 April accused of replacing price tags with anti-war information in a supermarket in Saint Petersburg. She is charged with “disseminating knowingly false information about the use of the Russian Armed Forces”. Aleksandra Skochilenko has a serious health condition and placing her in pre-trial detention where she is not getting the full appropriate diet and medical care puts her health and wellbeing at risk. She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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