Former Russian dissident and prison rights activist Valery Abramkin dies


Nuclear scientist, activist and Soviet dissident Valery Abramkin (66) died on Saturday according to friends. Abramkin was jailed for several years in Siberian Gulag for pushing prison reforms. He continued his activism for prison reforms during Vladimir Putin’s tenure also. Putin’s condolence telegram according to Kremlin Press Service said, “(Abramkin) sincerely strove to contribute toContinue reading “Former Russian dissident and prison rights activist Valery Abramkin dies”