October 31, 2012
The New Russian Police State
Masha Gessen, Latitude
It was a week of prison news. On Oct. 21, a leftist street activist leaving a Moscow court that had just sanctioned his arrest shouted out: “I was tortured!” Over the next two days, details of Leonid Razvozzhayev’s ordeal emerged as human rights activists visited him in jail to record his story.
TAGGED: Pussy Riot, Vladimir Putin, Russia