Chronicles of persecution of scientists

Oleg Orlov

Oleg Orlov
Date of inci­dent: March 21, 2023
Type of vio­la­tion: accu­sa­tion of repeat­ed dis­cred­it­ing of the Russian Army
Institution: Memorial. Human Rights Center

Summary: As Interfax report­ed on March 21: “A crim­i­nal case has been opened against for­mer board mem­ber of the liq­ui­dat­ed International Memorial Society (con­vict­ed as a for­eign agent in the Russian Federation) Oleg Orlov for re-dis­cred­it­ing the Russian Armed Forces”. The case was ini­ti­at­ed under Article 280.3 Part 1 (on the repeat­ed dis­cred­it­ing). The max­i­mum pun­ish­ment pro­vid­ed for this crime is impris­on­ment for a term of up to three years. A pro­hi­bi­tion of depar­ture was cho­sen as a pre­ven­tive action.

Details: The first hear­ing in the case took place on June 8. The next hear­ings took place on July 21 and August 18. The next hear­ing took place on September 15. The inter­ro­ga­tion of defense wit­ness­es took place there. On September 22, Oleg Orlov will be inter­ro­gat­ed at the next hearing.
On September 13, “An Open Letter from Historians and Slavists in Defense of Oleg Orlov” was pub­lished. As of September 14, the let­ter had been signed by 161 scientists.

Sources: Interfax, FB Center Memorial.