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Oleg Orlov reading Franz Kafka’s The Trial in a Moscow courtroom during his trial, February 2024.

Russia: Court Convicts Human Rights Leader in Sham Trial

A Russian court sentenced one of the country’s top human rights leaders, Oleg Orlov, to 2 years and 6 months in prison, on charges of “discrediting” Russia’s armed forces in what was clearly a farcical trial.

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