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Week-ending 11 October 2013

Arctic Sunrise 

Convictions no bar

Judges resign 

rally ban 



Adoption ban 


Perm Human 
Rights Centre



Joint Mobile Group


in custody

Rejects charges
A court in Murmansk refused bail to four activists and two journalists this week. Bail applications on behalf of the other activists will be heard next week. (Greenpeace; 11/10, 9/10

Judicial system
On 10/10 the Constitutional Court ruled that people previously convicted may run for public office. (The Moscow Times, 10/10) 

On 10/10 7 judges of the Supreme Commercial Court resigned apparently in response to a bill introduced on 7/10 to merge the Supreme Commercial and Supreme courts. (RAPSI, 10/10) 

Freedom of assembly
On 6/10 the authorities refused to allow Amnesty International to hold a small rally in central Moscow. (The Moscow Times, 7/10) 

On 7/10 Moscow City Court prolonged until 6/2/14 pretrial detention of activist Leonid Razvozzhaev. (RFE/RL, 7/10)

On 8/10, a Russian court ordered Bolotnaya defendant Mikhail Kosenko be committed to a psychiatric hospital. (BBC, 8/10)

LGBT rights
On 6/10 it was reported Russia blocked all adoptions to Sweden because that country allows same-sex marriage. (, 7/10) 

On 6/10, four of six LGBT activists who marched through Moscow’s Arbat in protest against a bill to deprive the LGBT persons of parental rights were arrested. (, 7/10) 

Right of association
The Public Prosecutor’s Office is contesting a series of court decisions that dismissed charges against Perm Regional Human Rights Centre under the ‘foreign agent’ law. (, 10/10) 

Pussy Riot 
From 30/9 utnil 11/10, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was not able to meet her lawyers. (, 8/10; RIA Novosti, 12/10) 

Human rights defenders
On 7/10, rights activists and supporters marked the 7th anniversary of the death of Anna Politkovskaya. (RFE/RL, 7/10) 

On 8/10, the Martin Ennals Award was given to Joint Mobile Group. (Human Rights Watch, 8/10; RAPSI;, 9/10) 

On 10/10 Svetlana Gannushkina was given the 2013 Stieg Larsson prize. (RIA Novosti, 10/10) 

On 10/10 Krasnodar’s Pervomaisky district court extended the pre-trial detention of Mikhail Savva until 30/11/13. The trial is set to begin either on 23/10 or on 5/11. (, 10/10) 

In a statement, Mikhail Savva claims the charges brought against him have been fabricated. (, 10/10)
Rights in Russia,
14 Oct 2013, 07:39