Number of political prisoners in Russia 2015-2020, by type

As of the beginning of 2020, the number of political prisoners in Russia was estimated at 308. The largest share of those was represented by persons jailed because of the realization of their right to religious freedom. Since 2015, the political prisoner count in the country rose by more than six times.

Number of political prisoners in Russia from 2015 to 2020, by type*

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Source

Release date

2020

Region

Russia

Survey time period

2015 to 2020*

Supplementary notes

* As of the beginning of each year.
The source defines political prisoners in accordance with the Resolution 1900 (2012) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

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