“By 10 February, the prosecution planned, the final words by both sides would have come to an end and a verdict would be delivered,” says Anatoly RAZUMOV, a friend of Yury Dmitriev’s and a member of St Petersburg’s Human Rights Council. “However, the defence had prepared two speakers for that day.Continue reading
Due to illness — Yury DMITRIEV had a high temperature — the scheduled hearing on Thursday, 20 February, did not take place. The Petrozavodsk City Court will next assemble to hear the case in a month’s time, on Monday 23 March.
Dmitriev Supporters’ Page, Facebook
A verdict in the second trial of Yury DMITRIEV is expected at the end of February. The prosecution and defence are currently summing up.
In April 2018, to the amazement of many, Dmitriev was acquitted of all the more serious charges. This time no one is hazarding a guess as to the outcome. Public interest within Russia remains high. If 4,000 signed a petition in the historian’s support during the first trial, over 10,000 have done so this time round.Continue reading
“28 January 2020 marked the fourth birthday Yury DMITRIEV has spent in captivity,” writes his friend Anatoly Razumov. “I was given permission, together with his daughter Katya to visit him.
Yury Dmitriev (left) and Anatoly Razumov
“In Petrozavodsk that same day we launched Yury’s new book Sandormokh: A Place of Memory.Continue reading