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Last June Anastasia Shevchenko became the first person to be criminally charged under the law on “undesirable organizations” that came into force in May 2015, according to Amnesty International.

The law gives the government the power to ban activities of foreign or international NGOs in Russia, under vaguely defined security pretexts and without any judicial review. This law was deployed to ban the Open Russia movement, founded by exiled critic and former prisoner of conscience Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

In solidarity with Russia’s political prisoners, activists staged a mock crucifixion outside of the headquarters of Russia’s Federal Security Service, which executes the government’s repressive measures against independent political forces and open internet.

During the protest, Krisevich attached himself to a cross, replicating the image of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Other activists in raincoats labeled “FSB” then set fire to the base of the cross and began feeding the flame with volumes of criminal cases.

Krisevich was immediately arrested.

Source: Russian activist attaches himself to cross outside FSB headquarters in solidarity with political prisoners — Meduza

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