Grigory Melkonyants is a voters’ rights activist and a human rights defender. He is one of the co-founders of Golos, one of the most prominent Russian voters’ rights movement, and is currently its co-chairperson. He has received several prestigious awards, including the Moscow-Helsinki Group’s Human Rights Prize of 2020. On 17 August 2023, he was arrested and questioned on the charges of “carrying out activities of an undesirable non-governmental organisation.” During the court hearing following his arrest, Grigory Melkonyants pleaded innocent.
Moscow-Helsinki Group’s Human Rights Prize