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Russian Federation: Tatar activist and prisoner of conscience released: Rafis Kashapov

, Index number: EUR 46/7742/2018

On 27 December 2017, Tatar activist Rafis Kashapov was released from prison after having served the full three-year sentence for his criticism of Russia’s involvement in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine and the treatment of Crimean Tatars in the annexed Crimea. Amnesty International recognised the activist as a prisoner of conscience while he was in detention.