Oleg Orlov in a courtroom. Photo: SOTAvision // Antonina Favorskaya (included into the register of foreign agents)

17 April 2024, 23:47

Advocate checks conditions of Orlov*’s detention at SIZO

Oleg Orlov* has been placed in a three-person cell in a SIZO (pre-trial prison) in Samara, and the human rights defender does not complain about the conditions of his detention, an advocate reports. The defender suggests that Oleg Orlov* will be transferred to Syzran or Togliatti.

The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that on April 15, it became known that Oleg Orlov*, a 71-year-old co-chairman of the “Memorial” Centre for Human Rights Defence (CHRD), was convoyed from Moscow to Samara. Oleg Orlov* noted that he was not notified of the transfer. So, he did not have enough time to take the necessary belongings. The convicted human rights defender is still unaware of his final destination.

“Yesterday, Oleg Petrovich was transferred to a three-person cell. The conditions of detention are normal there, just like his cellmates. Oleg Orlov* feels well and has not lost his good spirits,” the “Memorial” Centre for Human Rights Defence (CHRD) reports in its Telegram channel.

Let us remind you that on February 27, in Moscow, a court found Oleg Orlov* guilty in a criminal case for discrediting the Russian Armed Forces and sentenced him to 2.5 years of imprisonment.

On March 6, the human rights project “Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial” recognized Oleg Orlov* as a political prisoner, claiming that he was convicted for his human rights activities.

*Included by the Russian Ministry of Justice (MoJ) into the register of foreign agents.

**As reported on the website of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), the reason for including on March 1, 2024, the unregistered “Memorial” Centre for Human Rights Defence (CHRD) into the register of foreign agents was the spread of “inaccurate information aimed at creating a negative image of the Russian Federation, as well as the Russian Armed Forces.”

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on April 17, 2024 at 09:27 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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