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Week-ending 6 September 2013



Fedotov on
NGO funding

New office 
for NGO  



Parental rights 

ISPs fined 

Painting seized




PACE urges investigation
Electoral rights 
Lilia Shibanova, a leader of election watchdog Golos, has left Russia to continue her work abroad. (The Moscow Times, 6/9) 

Right of association 
Human Rights Ombudsman Vladimir Lukin has lodged an appeal against the law on foreign agents in the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation. (, 3/9) 

Chair of the Council for Human Rights, Mikhail Fedotov, proposed expanding sources for financing NGOs by increasing donations from Russian business and international charitable organizations. (, 5/9) 

The Moscow authorities have donated an office to For Human Rights, an NGO forcibly evicted from its previous home. The movement's new office will be free of charge to the organization for 49 years. (The Moscow Times, 5/9)

On 6/9 US President Obama met Russian civil society activists while in Moscow for the G20 summit. (Huffington Post, 6/9) 

LGBT rights 
A history and social studies teacher resigned from a school in Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk region, after being coming under pressure for supporting LGBT issues. (, 2/9) 

On 5/9 a bill was tabled in the State Duma to take children away from homosexual parents. (The Guardian, 5/9) 

Freedom of expression
Three Internet service providers were fined for not logging in to a government blacklist of banned websites. (RIA Novosti, 2/9) 

A painting of Putin and Obama exhibited at a St Petersburg Museum of Erotica has been seized by police. (, 4/9) 

On 1/9 the North Ossetian town of Beslan began three days of mourning to mark the ninth anniversary of the hostage taking that left 334 people - including 186 children - dead. (RFE/RL, 1/9) 

Local authorities prevented the annual rally in memory of victims of the Red Terror in St. Petersburg held on 5/9, organized by Memorial, from taking place. (, 4/9)

Migrants’ rights
On 4/9 over 200 immigrants from Central Asia were detained by police at a market in Moscow. (RAPSI, 5/9) 

Magnitsky case 
On 4/9 a Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe urged Russian authorities to fully investigate the death of Sergei Magnitsky. (RAPSI, 4/9)
Rights in Russia,
8 Sept 2013, 13:16