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Week-ending 27 December 2013



Pussy Riot 

Pussy Riot members plan rights work

Khodorkovsky


Greenpeace



Memorial 
ADC

Ryazan 
Memorial 

Draft 
bill 


Udaltsov, Razvozzhaev 


Over 
260 killed 

Suspect killed 


Moscow murder


Residence 
rules 

Internet
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. (HRO.org, 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)

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

Legislation
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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Rights in Russia,
30 Dec 2013, 00:29
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