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Week-ending 8 March 2013

Parole request

Call for verdict 
to be quashed

Browder to be 

Report on 



at rallies


Editors to 

Award for 

Pussy Riot case 
On 6/3 jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova filed a petition for early release on parole. (The Moscow Times, 8/3) 

On 6/3 media reported that human rights ombudsman Vladimir Lukin has petitioned the Moscow City Court to quash the verdict against the members of Pussy Riot. (, 6/3) 

Magnitsky case
The Interior Ministry is to bring criminal charges against U.S.-born investor Bill Browder, head of Hermitage Capital, for whom Sergei Magnitsky was working as a lawyer when he died in pre-trial detention in 2009. (The Moscow Times, 6/3) 

The Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights has published a report on torture, that has been submitted to the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. (, 4/3)

Right of association 
The Moscow Prosecutor's Office has conducted a series of checks on non-profit organisations "in order to enforce existing legislation", involving specialists from the Federal Tax Service and the Ministry of Justice in the inspections. (, 6/3) 

Right of assembly 
On 1/3 a Moscow court extended the pre-trial detention term for three activists detained at violent anti-Kremlin protests on May 6 on Bolotnaya Ploshchad. (The Moscow Times, 3/3) 

On 8/3 (International Women’s Day) three opposition rallies in support of women's rights were held around Moscow. Two of the events ended in a wave of detentions, at least seven demonstrators being detained at a protest against imprisonment of Pussy Riot members. (The Moscow Times, 11/3) 

Freedom of expression 
On 1/3 a district court in Arkhangelsk fined academic Ivan Moseyev 100,000 roubles for insulting the dignity of the Russian ethnic group. (Open Information Agency, 1/3) 

On 4/3 reports said Mikhail Kotov and Aleksei Vorobyev, editors-in-chief respectively of and Kommersant-FM radio, are leaving their posts. (The Moscow Times, 5/3) 

Elena Milashina, a reporter for the Novaya Gazeta newspaper, will be one of 10 recipients of the International Women of Courage Award. (The Moscow Times, 7/3) 

Senator Oleg Panteleev has called for amendments to the legislation governing enforced psychiatric treatment to be discussed in the Federation Council. (, 7/3)
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11 Mar 2013, 13:02