Aleksandr Dorogov was persecuted for investigating police corruption, along with his colleague Yan Ketelevskiy. They are both deputy chief editors at the independent investigative news website Rosderzhava. Arrested near Moscow by around 20 members of the Russian special forces on the night of 28 July, they are accused of extorting more than 1 million roubles (11 140 euros) from a traffic policeman in exchange for an end to critical stories about him, and are facing the possibility of 15 years in prison. The prison is giving Dorogov expired painkillers for a urinary ailment that prevents him from standing for very long. His health problems worsened in August after repeated severe beatings by prison guards and by fellow detainees cooperating with the prison authorities.
Дорогову Александру Борисовичу, 1976 г.р.
Московская область, г. Серпухов, ул. Калужская, д. 50/7
ФКУ СИЗО-3, 142200, Russia
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