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TalkingDrugs News from the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region [May 2021]

  1. Police officers who planted drugs on Russian journalist Ivan Golunov have been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison, the BBC reports. However, the defendants in the “Golunov case” are appealing the verdict, Meduza (Rus) reports.
  2. Read an interview with Georgian harm reduction activist and human rights defender Eka Gardapkhadze on the RunPUD website (Rus).
  3. Watch the documentary video series “Good People” from the DUNews studio. The next instalment features an interview with Daniil Kashnitsky, a human rights defender who works on migrants’ rights in the EECA region. The video is available at the link (Rus).
  4. Ukraine: the Parliament has registered a single bill on the legalisation of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes, the Zerkalo Nedeli weekly writes (Rus.) The bill was supported by 82 people’s deputies. Read the background on TalkingDrugs (Rus).
  5. Poet and activist Alexander Delfilnov: “Why should we talk about drugs more often?”. Read the full text of the interview here (Rus).
  6. Moldova: How harm reduction programmes are implemented in Moldovan prisons – interview with paralegal Petr Us. Details at the link (Rus).
  7. The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs stated that the least common drug in Russia is fentanyl. In 2020, there were only two seizures of this substance with a total weight of 1.3 grams, writes “MK” (Rus).
  8. Russia: dacha dwellers were reminded that the production of oil from parsley seeds in Russia is punishable by criminal liability under Article 228 as illegal production and trafficking of drugs. Details on the RBC portal at the link (Rus).
  9. State narcology: how psychoneurological boarding schools became reception centres for drug users. Read in the material on the portal “Nozh” (Rus).
  10. Contest of journalistic and blogger materials about people who use drugs from the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association. Cash prizes are available. More information is available at the link (Rus).


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