“Our efforts are not in vain”: Yury Dmitriev on receiving the Sakharov Freedom Award

Today Dmitriev’s friends are in Oslo to receive the Sakharov Freedom Award on his behalf. They will read out a speech written by the prize-winner who remains in custody in Karelia.

(Photo, Roman Dementyev)

Meanwhile, the third trial of the historian at the Petrozavodsk City Court has been halted at least until 19 November while the Supreme Court considers the objection raised by his lawyer to the refusal to consider the appeal submitted in June.

Anna Yarovaya, Sever real, 29 October 2021