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Ildar Dadin is a political prisoner in Russia. He has the unwelcome distinction of being the first person imprisoned under an onerous new law: a law that effectively bans protests of the government without permission from that same government.
Dadin has been tortured. He feared that he would be killed. Just recently, he was transferred from one prison, in Karelia, near Finland, to another, in Siberia, near the Kazakh border. The good news is: Ildar Dadin is alive and well, after all he has been through.
What he will face in coming days, weeks, and months, no one can know.
Jay wrote about the Dadin case here. And now, in this “Q&A,” he talks with the woman defending Dadin, trying to protect him, trying to spread the word about him: his wife, Anastasia Zotova. She is an amazingly brave woman, under great pressures. She tells us many interesting things, not only about her man and her marriage, but also about Russia today.
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