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Week-ending 13 December 2013



Magnitsky 


Deaths in 
custody 


RIA 
Novosti 

Libel 
conviction


Foreign agent 


Bolotnaya 
case


International 
law


Not allowed to 
leave Russia 


Fedotov 


MHG awards 


Riots


Amnesty 
International
Pre-trial detention
On 11/12 the European Parliament called for sanctions to be imposed on Russian officials implicated in the death of Sergei Magnitsky. (The Moscow Times, 13/12)

On 11/12 head of the Moscow branch of the Federal Penitentiary Service said deaths in Moscow detention facilities dropped by more than 25 percent last year. (RIA Novosti, 11/12)

Freedom of expression
On 9/12 President Putin issued a decree ordering the liquidation of RIA Novosti and appointed Dmitry Kiselev head of the agency that will replace it. (The Moscow Times, 10/12)

On 13/12 a Moscow court convicted The New Times magazine and its reporter of libel for defaming two judges in an article alleging they engaged in plagiarism. (RFE/RL, 13/12)

Right of association
On 12/12 a St. Petersburg court ruled the Memorial Anti-Discrimination Centre must register as a foreign agent. (HRW, 14/12)

Right of assembly
On 10/12 Amnesty International said the mass riot charges against the Bolotnaya defendants were politically motivated and should be dropped. (Amnesty International, 10/12)

LGBT rights
On 9/12 Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said Russia plans to oppose use of the term "sexual orientation" in international law. (The Moscow Times, 11/12)

Greenpeace
On 13/12 the Investigative Committee wrote to one of the 30 - Anne Mie Jensen from Denmark - indicating that they are not free to leave the country. (Greenpeace, 13/12)

Amnesty
Mikhail Fedotov said the proposed amnesty should not apply to police officers guilty of torture. (HRO.org, 11/12)

Human rights defenders
On 10/12 the Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG) held the 2013 human rights awards’ ceremony in Moscow. (HRO.org, 11/12)

Ethnic relations
On 7/12 interethnic riots in Arzamas in Nizhny Novgorod region followed a fatal stabbing death. (The Moscow Times, 11/12)

Constitution
On 12/12, the 20th anniversary of Russia’s Constitution, AI said Vladimir Putin’s current presidency has amounted to an erosion of the Constitution. (Amnesty International, 12/12)
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16 Dec 2013, 01:28
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