Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Ilya Yashin: A True Human Rights Defender.
Ilya is a prominent Russian politician, who just happens to be a major opponent of Vladimir Putin.
After Boris Nemtsov was so brutally murdered outside the walls of the Kremlin, in 2015, it was Ilya who picked up the torch, and has been a thorn in the side of the Russian dictator ever since.
Of course, he has paid for this, with the occasional spell behind bars, and worse, and has been declared by Amnesty International to be a 'Prisoner of Conscience'.
Nice to see that there are, even in Russia, still men who are prepared to stand for freedom and democracy.