Russian Federation: Further information: Artist’s pretrial detention extended again: Aleksandra Skochilenko

On 29 July a court extended the pretrial detention of artist Aleksandra Skochilenko until 1 September, following a letter from the Centre for Combating Extremism claiming that Aleksandra Skochilenko is part of a “radical protest feminist group” without providing any evidence. She maintains she had never heard of this group before. Aleksandra Skochilenko was arrested in April and accused of replacing price tags with anti-war information in a supermarket. Despite not having committed any internationally recognized crime, she faces up to 10 years in prison. She has a serious health condition and placing her in pretrial detention, where she is not receiving the appropriate diet and necessary medical care, puts her health and wellbeing at risk.

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