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Russian Prisons

Nadiya Savchenko's Letters From Prison, Part 5

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.15.2016 | Home
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Whatever the situation, there is only one right way to handle it: Be yourself! This principle applies everywhere and in all circumstances. It does not matter what sort of person you are -- strong and true or despicable and cowardly -- show your real nature and people will begin to speak to you in your own language.

Nadiya Savchenko's Letters From Prison, Part 4

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.14.2016 | Home
Bernard-Henri Lévy

What is hunger? What is captivity? What is prison? What is hunger in prison? How should one behave in captivity? In a court investigation? In prison? Because these are very different things.

We Were Attacked, But Will Not Be Silenced

Nadya Tolokonnikova | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Nadya Tolokonnikova

When we arrived to visit a women's prison with our prison-reform organization, unknown men attacked us with blinding liquid. We believe the attack was sanctioned by the Russian Federal Security Service.

Help the Women Being Tortured in Russian Prisons

Nadya Tolokonnikova | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact
Nadya Tolokonnikova

"They beat you once, then may come grab your hair, hit your head on the sewing machine or take you into a punishment cell, there they kick you using hands, legs, or remove the belt from a sewing machine and thrash you with it."

Russia's Prisons Look To Faiths To Bring Moral Guidance

Religion News Service | By Sophia Kishkovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Sophia Kishkovsky Religion News Service MOSCOW (RNS/ENInews) Russian prisons, struggling with a growing crime rate, overcrowding and shortfalls in...