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Week-ending 8 November 2013


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Greenpeace: Arctic 30 
On 6/11 hearings at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in the Arctic Sunrise case began. (Greenpeace, 10/11) 

Pussy Riot
On 2/11 the husband of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said he had not received any news about her for 10 days. (BBC, 2/11) 

Lawyers have lodged a new appeal for Tolokonnikova’s release with the Supreme Court. (The Moscow Times, 8/11)

On 8/11 the prison service said Tolokonnikova was on her way to a new penal colony, but did not say where. (RFE/RL, 8/11)

Bolotnaya Square 
On 6/11 Moscow police detained at least 14 people at a rally supporting the Bolotnaya defendants. (RFE/RL, 6/11) 

On 6/11a court rejected a challenge to the house arrest of opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov. (UPI, 6/11)

On 7/11 Moscow City Court upheld a decision to extend detention for Leonid Razvozzhaev. (RAPSI, 7/11) 

Judicial system 
On 3/11 President Putin signed a law terrorists’ relatives to pay for damages caused by their attacks. (RIA Novosti, 3/11) 

On 7/11 high profile lawyer Murad Musayev was accused by investigators of bribing witnesses. (The Moscow Times, 8/11) 

Right of association 
On 5/11 the trial of civil society activist Mikhail Savva began on charges of fraud. (, 5/11) 

On 7/11 a Perm court dismissed all charges against Perm Civic Chamber under the ‘foreign agent’s law. (, 7/11) 

Freedom of expression 
Two Norwegian TV journalists were harassed by police from 31/10 to 2/11 near Sochi. (The Moscow Times, 6/11) 

On 4/11 OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media expressed concern about the closure of Rosbalt. (OSCE, 4/11) 

LGBT rights 
On 3/11 a violent attack at a nongovernmental gay-rights office in St. Petersburg left two people injured. (RFE/RL, 4/11) 

Treatment of citizens of other countries 
On 4/11 thousands of nationalists marched in Moscow to protest against higher levels of migration. (RIA Novosti, 4/11) 

On 4/11 a citizen of Uzbekistan was murdered in St. Petersburg. (, 5/11) 

On 7/11 the ECtHR ordered Russia to pay Asamatjon Ermakov €40,000 compensation for wrongful extradition. (RFE/RL, 8/11)
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10 Nov 2013, 12:34