"Memorial": the number of political prisoners to Russian Federation reached the Soviet level

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The number of political prisoners to Russian Federation in a year grew with 362 to 420 people, reported the human rights center "Memorial" (it is recognized as the authorities Russian Federation inoagenty). The head of the program of support of prisoners of the organization Sergei Konstantinovich Davidis in conversation with journalists of "Jellyfish" (it is recognized as the authorities Russian Federation inoagenty) noted that this number is approximately equal to number of political prisoners in Soviet Union. Officially at us 420 political prisoners, but this number conditional: someone is added, someone leaves. Now to Russian Federation approximately there is so much political prisoners, how many was in the late USSR while Gorbachev did not release them — he told. On...