Political abuse of Psychiatry in Russia

The List of Cases (2015-2024)

The list of cases presented here is the outcome of monitoring conducted by Federation Global Initiative on Psychiatry (FGIP) and The Andrei Sakharov Research Center.

This monitoring relies on publicly available sources, as we do not have the ability to obtain information from first hand sources within the Russian Federation. While not offering exclusive information, we consider this list a unique compilation of data illustrating the systematic abuse of psychiatry for political reasons in Russia.

The list is updated on a monthly basis. The victims' years of birth are not always known; in some cases, we only have information about their age on the day of the published report, and we make assumptions about their year of birth.

Our sources include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Memorial Human Rights Center: An independent project supporting political prisoners in Russia, implemented by the team of the liquidated Human Rights Center Memorial.
  • OVD-Info: An independent human rights defense and media group.
  • Caucasian Knot: An online media outlet focusing on human rights in the Caucasus region.
  • Mediazona: A Russian independent media outlet with a focus on the judicial, law enforcement, and penal system in Russia.

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