Russian human rights issues

Sochi Olympic eco-prisoner could walk free on appeal, but lawyers and activists urge cautious optimism

A week of Russia-wide protests in support of Yevgeny Vitishko, who is serving a three-year prison sentence for his outspoken ecological criticism of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, may end in an appeal that would lead to his release. Vitishko was declared a Prisoner of Conscience by Amnesty International immediately upon his imprisonment during […]