Open Letter to Russian Judge
June 6, 2013
Below is CPD's Open Letter to Russian judge Natalya Nikishina calling for a fair trial and acquittal of the 12 defendants in first major political trial of protesters against Putin government's political repression. Please email your own letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Judge Natalya Nikishina
As people concerned about democracy and human rights everywhere, including in our own country, we are writing about the 12 defendants in the Bolotnaya square mass riots case. It is well known that the alleged “mass riots” for which they are being tried never took place. This is the first major political trial against protesters against Vladimir Putin's government. We ask you to conduct a fair trial and acquit the falsely accused, and to begin to reverse the ominous trend toward greater and greater repression of Russian society.