Chronicle of Human Rights Violations in Culture (1–15 February 2022)

Between February 1-15, сourts handed down verdicts in 3 politically motivated criminal cases against cultural workers and 2 new criminal cases were initiated.

Pressure on cultural workers, authors and performers in places of detention increased.

A number of tortures related to deprivation of the ability to read and write, restriction of correspondence.

Two hunger strikes were declared in places of detention. The authorities continued administrative and criminal persecution for national symbols.