On 7 February, the Buryatia Supreme Court rejected Oleksandr Marchenko’s appeal against an administrative fine for “discreditation of the Russian armed forces”. He will appeal this decision. Following his appeal, the penal colony authorities incarcerated him in a confinement cell for six months on spurious grounds. He is still denied contact with his partner. On 17 February, he was transferred to a penal colony FKU IK-2 in Buryatia’s capital Ulan-Ude.