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Week-ending 11 January 2013

Magnitsky’s mother lodges appeal

Call for France to 
ban Astakhov 

Adoption ban

Razvozzhaev taken to Irkutsk 

Charges in Irkutsk dropped 

Activist beaten

Law on rallies in 2 parks 

March permitted for 13/1 

Fire kills 3 

Medical care for detainees 

Bill to toughen registration law 

3 killed in Kabardino-Balkaria
Magnitsky case & ‘Anti-Magnitsky’ law 
On 9/1 the late Sergei Magnitsky’s mother appealed the acquittal of Dmitry Kratov, ex-deputy head of Butyrka pretrial detention centre, accused of negligence in her son’s death. (RAPSI, 9/1) 

Boris Altshuler, director of Right of the Child, has called on the President of France, François Hollande to ban Children’s Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov, who supported the ‘anti-Magnitsky’ law, from entering France. (, 10/1)

On 11/1 the Kremlin said Russian children whose adoptions have already been approved by a court will be able to join their new families in the United States. (BBC, 11/1)

On 9/1 activist Leonid Razvozzhaev, suspected of organizing mass riots, was sent to Irkutsk in East Siberia. Razvozzhaev’s lawyer had not been informed. (RIA Novosti, 9/1) 

On 10/1 Leonid Razvozzhaev consented to the dropping of charges of robbery in Irkutsk against him due to the expiration of statute of limitations. (RAPSI, 10/1) 

On 10/1 anti-corruption activist Yevgeny Domozhirov was brutally beaten in Vologda. (RIA_Novosti, 10/1) 

Right of assembly
On 7/1 a Moscow city law entered into force providing for the holding of public assemblies without notifying the authorities at Gorky Park and Sokolniki Park. (BBC Russian Service, 7/1) 

On 9/1 Moscow City Hall approved the "March Against Scoundrels" set for 13/1 in protest at a law banning Americans from adopting Russian orphans. (The Moscow Times, 9/1)

On 7/1 three inmates died when a fire broke out at a penal colony in northwestern Russia’s Vologda region. A fourth inmate is in intensive care. (RIA Novosti, 7/1) 

On 10/1 the Russian government said it has ordered the Federal Penitentiary Service to provide prisoners and detainees with medical services external to detention facilities where detention centers are unable to provide such services. (RAPSI, 10/1)

Residence restrictions 
President Putin submitted a bill to the State Duma to introduce criminal liability for violations of certain rules regulating registration at one’s place of residence. (RIA Novosti, 9/1) 

Alleged terrorists killed
On 6/1 security forces killed three militants in Kabardino-Balkaria suspected of planning attacks on church services during the Russian Orthodox Christmas. (New York Times, 6/1)
Rights in Russia,
28 Jan 2013, 03:54