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Week-ending 4 October 2013

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ECtHR on Chechen bombing 

On 30/9 Greenpeace lodged appeals against the detention of the crew members of the ship Arctic Sunrise. (, 30/9) 

Over 2-3/10, Russian prosecutors filed piracy charges against all 28 members of the crew and 2 freelance journalists. (New York Times, 4/10; The Moscow TimesGreenpeace, 3/10) 

On 3/10, Mikhail Fedotov, chair of the Human Rights Council, said there was no basis for the piracy charges. (RFE/RL, 3/10) 

On 4/10 the Netherlands said it would press a case against Russia in the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea for the seizing Dutch-registered Arctic Sunrise. (New York Times, 4/10) 

Right of assembly 
On 30/9 a Moscow district court prolonged the pretrial detention of alleged protest organizer Leonid Razvozzhaev until 21/10. (RFE/RL, 30/9) 

On 3/10 the European Court of Human Rights rapped Russia over the 2007 arrest of opposition activist Garry Kasparov and ordered it to pay 10,000 euros in damages. (AFP, 3/10) 

On 3/10 prosecutors demanded Bolotnaya defendant Mikhail Kosenko undergo psychiatric treatment. (, 3/10) 

On 4/10 the Moscow city authorities’ refused to allow an Amnesty International event on 7/10 to highlight Russia’s human rights record. (Amnesty International, 4/10) 

Pussy Riot 
On 29/9, lawyers acting for Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said they had not been able to contact her since she had been hospitalized while on hunger strike on 27/9. (The Moscow Times, 30/9) 

On 1/10 the Human Rights Council Rights announced Nadezhda Tolokonnikova’s hunger strike had been preplanned and coordinated from outside. (RAPSI, 1/10) 

Freedom of expression 
On 1/10 amendments to the Civil Code prohibiting the collection, possession, and distribution of personal information went into force. (The Moscow Times, 2/10) 

Award-winning Dutch photojournalist Rob Hornstra has been refused a Russian visa. (The Moscow Times, 1/10) 

North Caucasus 
On 3/10 the European Court of Human Rights found Russia responsible for 18 deaths incurred during a military strike on a Chechen village in February 2000. (The Moscow Times, 4/10) 

On 3/10 Krasnodar prosecutors confirmed the charges against Mikhail Savva. (, 3/10)
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14 Oct 2013, 07:39