Russian exiled media raises funds for political prisoners

Thursday, Jun 13, 2024

WARSAW: Russian exiled media and activists held a telethon on Wednesday in support of the growing number of political prisoners in the country, raising tens of thousands of euros for those behind bars.

Russia has orchestrated a huge crackdown since sending troops to Ukraine, implementing Soviet-style censorship laws. Leading rights group Memorial says Russia now has 739 political prisoners.

Fears for their safety have grown since opposition leader Alexei Navalny died in prison in February.