Open Letters, Petitions, etc.

2016

13 December — DMITRIEV arrested

Memorial Society, letter to Karelian Prosecutor — 16 December 2016

2017

PRESS CONFERENCE in MOSCOW6 June 2017

British Academics Express Concern — 18 July 2017

“The Dmitriev Trial”, Letter to Times Literary Supplement (London) — 5 August 2017

Memorial petition, “In defense of Gulag researcher Yury Dmitriev” — 14 October (4,116 signatories)

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“Do not support their hypocrisy!” 30 October 2017 — Former Soviet political prisoners from Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Estonia and elsewhere criticise the Wall of Sorrow in Moscow, opened that day by President Putin and Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church

2018

28 January — DMITRIEV released from Detention Centre No 1 (Petrozavodsk)

5 April — Acquitted on all but firearms charge, DMITRIEV must remain within city limits

28 June — Second arrest

19 October — Second trial begins

2019

“Free Yury Dmitriev!” 17 November 2019 — In defence of academic freedom

2020

Petition, “Free Yury Dmitriev”, 27 March 2020 — Spread of Covid-19, especially in Russia’s penal system (15,918 signatories and counting)

PRESS CONFERENCE in MOSCOW, 10 July 2020

22 July — DMITRIEV convicted on only one charge, sentenced to 3 years and 6 months imprisonment

“Move Trial to New Jurisdiction” — Possibility of a fair trial in Karelia

29 September — Supreme Court of Karelia overturns 22 July verdict and imposes a sentence of 13 years