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Posted inEastern Europe & RussiaRegions

Doing Time

Russia re-evaluates court sentencing and amnesties in light of deplorable prison conditions and spreading disease by Ana Uzelac MOSCOW–Back in the early 1980s, when Valery Abramkin was a political prisoner, the timing and the size of amnesties were one of the state’s closely kept secrets. The decisions were always made on the top party level, […]