Russia: Release municipal councilor put on trial for criticizing Russian aggression in Ukraine

Hearings have begun today in the case against Aleksei Gorinov, a Moscow municipal councilor who was charged with disseminating “knowingly false information” after he criticized Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, said: “Councilor Aleksei Gorinov is being prosecuted because he dared to speak out against Russia’s … Continue reading Russia: Release municipal councilor put on trial for criticizing Russian aggression in Ukraine