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Week-ending 19 July 2013

Protest in

Navalny given 
5 years 

Protests over 

Navalny freed pending appeal 



Golos tax 

Perm Civic 

Grani Centre  

Perm Human 
Rights Centre 

‘Foreign agents’ 

Yukos - 

Pussy Riot – 
Alekhina moved
Trials / Protests / Elections 
On 16/7 about 3,000 people took part in a rally in Yaroslavl to show their support for mayor Yevgeny Urlashov, arrested on corruption charges on 12/7. (RIA Novosti, 16/7) 

On 18/7 Russian protest leader Aleksei Navalny was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison in a trial he claims is politically motivated. (BBC, 18/7) 

On the night of 18-19/7, police detained between 156 and 254 people at protest rallies in Moscow and St. Petersburg, triggered by the jailing of Aleksei Navalny. (RAPSI, 19/7)

On 19/7 Aleksei Navalny was freed from jail pending an appeal, a day after being convicted of embezzlement. (BBC, 19/7)

LGBT rights
On 14/7 police detained and charged five opposition activists on Red Square for organizing an unsanctioned demonstration against new anti-gay legislation. (The Moscow Times, 16/7) 

Right of association
On 15/7 Golos lodged an appeal in the courts against the Justice Ministry’s decision to suspend its operations. (, 15/7) 

On 19/7 the tax inspectorate alleged Golos failed to pay tax of 2.28 million roubles between 2009 and 2010 on profits of 38 million roubles. (, 19/7) 

On 17/7 a Perm magistrates’ court dismissed prosecutor’s demands that Perm Civic Chamber be fined for failing to register as a ‘foreign agent.’ (, 17/7)

On 17/7 a Perm magistrate dismissed the charges brought by Perm region prosecutors against the NGO Grani Centre for failing to register as a ‘foreign agent’. (, 17/7)

On 18/7 a Perm magistrates’ court dismissed administrative charges against Perm Human Rights Centre for not registering as a ‘foreign agent’. (Perm Human Rights Centre, 18/7)

On 19/7 the Prosecutor General's Office put forward amendments to the law on ‘foreign agents’ that define political activity as 'activity aimed at gaining political power.' (, 19/7)

High profile cases
On 16/7, the Investigative Committee questioned Ella Pamfilova, ex-chair of the presidential human rights council, in what is believed to be an ongoing probe into experts who backed the release of Mikhail Khodorkovsky. (The Moscow Times, 19/7)

On 15/7 Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina was transferred to Solikamsk from Perm’s Penal Colony No. 28. Her lawyers anticipate she will be sent to a penal colony in Nizhny Novgorod region. (, 15/7)
Rights in Russia,
22 Jul 2013, 06:08