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Week-ending 27 December 2013

Pussy Riot 

Pussy Riot members plan rights work






Udaltsov, Razvozzhaev 

260 killed 

Suspect killed 

Moscow murder


Released from imprisonment / pre-trial detention
On 23/12 Pussy Riot’s Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were released. (The Moscow Times, 24/12)

The two freed members of Pussy Riot say they will set up a human rights group to work with prisoners to be called ‘Rights Zone’. (Euronews, 27/12)

On 25/12 chair of the Russian Supreme Court Vyacheslav Lebedev filed an application seeking to reconsider the first of two cases against Mikhail Khodorkovsky in light of a judgment by the European Court of Human Rights. (RAPSI, 25/12)

On 26/12 Russia completed the process of formally dropping criminal charges against the 30 people detained onboard the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise. (RFE/RL, 27/12)

Right of association
On 23/12 the UN Committee against Torture voiced concern that a court ordered the Memorial Anti-Discrimination Centre to register as a “foreign agent.” (UN News Centre, 23/12)

On 25/12 Ryazan region court quashed on appeal a warning issued against Ryazan Memorial Society by prosecutors under the ‘foreign agent’ law. (, 25/12)

Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service has drafted a law to suspend the operation of the NGOs that accept funding from foreigners with a criminal record. (RAPSI, 27/12)

Right of assembly
On 26/12 Moscow City Court sent back to prosecutors the case against Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhaev, charged with organizing riots on May 6, 2012. (RAPSI, 26/12)

North Caucasus
Over 260 militants have been killed in Russia’s restive North Caucasus region over the last year, the national anti-terrorism committee said on 24/12. (RIA Novosti, 24/12)

On 26/12 a suspected militant was killed during a counter-terrorism operation in the Dagestan region. (RIA Novosti, 27/12)

On 26/12 Tajik national 32-year-old Shohjon Rahmatshoev was brutally killed in Moscow. (RFE/RL, 28/12)

On 23/12 President Putin signed into law a bill that increases criminal liability for fictitious residential registration. (The Moscow Times, 24/12)

On 23/12 President Putin signed into law a bill giving the FSB new powers to investigate cybercrime. (The Moscow Times, 24/12)
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30 Dec 2013, 00:29