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On the Recognition of Olga Shalina as a Political Prisoner

posted 5 Jul 2012, 10:19 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 5 Jul 2012, 10:19 ]
4 July 2012 

Memorial Human Rights Centre 
Olga Leonidovna Shalina is a member of the unregistered party “Other Russia”. She was convicted in the case of self-defense near Tagansky Court pursuant to Part 2, Article 213 (hooliganism, committed by a group of persons acting in preliminary collusion or by an organized group) of the Russian Federation Criminal Code. She was sentenced to a three year conditional sentence with a 4 year probation period. On 23 December 2011 the judgment on the conditional term was replaced with three years imprisonment. Olga was arrested on 27 April 2012 at church, during the christening of her nephews. [Read more]