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Week-ending 31 May 2013



Conviction upheld 

Hunger strike 


Bolotnaya case 

Korovin detained 

Protestors 
attacked 

Protestors detained 


Appeal 

Kostroma 

Coming Out 

Appeals


Levada Centre 

UN CAT 



New case? 


No violations 



Corruption 
alleged

Abduction reported
Pussy riot 
On 29/5 Moscow City Court upheld the conviction and sentence handed down to members of Pussy Riot. (RIA Novosti, 29/5) 

On 28/5 Maria Alekhina was hospitalized on the seventh day of her hunger strike. (HRO.org, 29/5)

Civil society activists 
On 27/5 a criminal case against 12 suspects held over the 6/5/12 Bolotnaya demonstration was filed in Moscow. (RAPSI, 27/5) 

On 31/5 a court extended the detention of Vadim Korovin of the Federation of Car Owners. (The Moscow Times, 3/6)

On 30/5 anti-development protesters Vladimir Krasov and Aleksei Podnebesny were attacked in Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod respectively. (HRO.org, 31/5)

On 31/5 police detained about two dozen at protests in Moscow and St. Petersburg for the right of assembly. (RFE/RL, 31/5)

Right of association
On 28/5 Memorial Human Rights Centre filed an appeal against registration as a ‘foreign agent.’ (HRO.org, 30/5) 

On 29/5, a court ruled the Kostroma Civic Initiatives Support Centre must register as a foreign agent. (HRO.org, 30/5)

On 27/5 in St. Petersburg the trial began of Coming Out for failing to register as a ‘foreign agent’. (HRO.org, 27/5)

Sociologists (on 27/5) and economists (on 30/5) appealed against “foreign agents” law. (HRO.org, 29/5;
The Moscow Times, 31/5) 

The Levada Centre said it would no longer accept foreign funding. (HRO.org, 30/5) 

On 31/5 the UN Committee Against Torture criticized Russia for prosecuting two human rights groups because of reports they submitted to the committee. (New York Times, 31/5) 

Yukos 
The flight from Russia of economist Sergei Guriev after he was interrogated rekindled suspicions of a new criminal case against Khodorkovsky and Lebedev. (The Moscow Times, 31/5) 

Mikhail Fedotov, head of the Presidential Human Rights Council, said Sergei Guriev and other authors of a report on the Yukos trial had not violated the law. (HRO.org, 31/5)

North Caucasus
On 30/5 opposition leaders said in a report as much as $30bn (£20bn) has been stolen in preparations for the Sochi Winter Olympics. (BBC, 30/5) 

On 28/5 reports said Grozny resident Beslan Baidulaev had been abducted in Achkhoi-Martan district on 22/5. (HRO.org, 29/5)
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3 Jun 2013, 04:07
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