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Week-ending 6 December 2013

5 killed 


No release?




House arrest 


Govt. grants 





Elton John 

Novaya gazeta 

North Caucasus 
On 5/12 police said law enforcement officers killed five suspected militants in Dagestan. (RIA Novosti, 6/12) 

On 3/12 International Memorial Society called for a broad amnesty to mark 20 years of the Constitution. (, 3/12) 

On 6/12 Russian prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, hinted that members of Pussy Riot and Mikhail Khodorkovsky would not be freed in a forthcoming amnesty. (The Guardian, 6/12) 

High profile cases 
On 3/12 Aleksei Navalny said his license to practice law had been revoked by the lawyers’ chamber. (RIA Novosti, 4/12) 

On 4/12 the Prison Service said it found no violations in the colony where Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was held. (RAPSI, 4/12) 

On 4/12 Mikhail Savva said the FSB accused him of links with the CIA. (, 4/12) 

On 5/12 Mikhail Savva was transferred from a pre-trial detention centre to house arrest. (, 5/12) 

On 6/12 Russian prosecutors raised new criminal charges against Mikhail Khodorkovsky. (RFE/RL, 6/12) 

On 4/12 Civic Dignity announced the winners of 124 Kremlin-funded grants rights organizations. (The Moscow Times, 5/12) 

Right of assembly 
On 2/12, 11 demonstrators were detained while picketing the Ukrainian Embassy in Moscow. (The Moscow Times, 3/12) 

On 6/12 Sergei Udaltsov received a formal indictment connected with the 2012 Moscow riot case. (RAPSI, 6/12) 

LGBT rights 
On 3/12 a court in Arkhangelsk found two LGBT activists guilty of “gay propaganda”. (The Moscow Times, 5/12) 

On 3/12 the Constitutional Court published a ruling dismissing a challenge to a local law banning “gay propaganda”. (HRW, 5/12) 

On 6/12 at a Moscow concert Elton John urged Russia to end discrimination against gays. (BBC, 7/12) 

Freedom of speech 
On 6/12 a Moscow court ordered Novaya gazeta and journalist Nikita Girin to pay damages to two judges. (RAPSI, 6/12) 

Russia ranked 127th on a 2013 corruption ranking published on 3/12 by Transparency International. (RIA Novosti, 3/12)
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8 Jan 2014, 12:14