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Week-ending 20 September 2013



Navalny

Constitutional 
Court 


Protestors,
ship seized 


Foreign 
agent law 

NGO 
inspections

Golos



Mikhail 
Kosenko 

ECtHR 




Rau denied 
visa


3 police 
killed


Migrants 
‘checked’ 


Singer denied 
visa 


Treatment for 
inciting hatred
Electoral rights 
On 20/9 a court in Kirov announced that Aleksei Navalny’s appeal would be heard on 9/10. (RFE/RL, 20/9) 

On 19/9 the Constitutional Court said it would review complaints against a law that bans former convicts from running for office. (The Moscow Times, 19/9)

Environment 
On 20/9 Greenpeace said 29 activists were being held at gunpoint by Russian security officers who stormed the group's ship, Arctic Sunrise, in the Arctic. (BBC, 20/9; HRO.org, 19/9) 

Right of association 
On 17/9 the Ministry of Justice ruled Komi Memorial Human Rights Commission was not a “foreign agent”. (HRO.org, 17/9) 

On 18/9 the parliamentary committee on civil society groups recommended lawmakers pass a bill providing additional grounds for unscheduled checks of NGOs. (RIA Novosti, 18/9) 

On 19/9 Sergei Nikitin, head of Amnesty International’s Russia office said a Moscow court’s ruling to reject an appeal by Golos against a fine violated freedom of association”. (HRO.org, 19/9) 

Right of assembly 
On 13/9 police officer Roman Puzikov, giving evidence at the ‘Bolotnaya’ trial, did not identify accused Mikhail Kosenko as a participant in the alleged riot. (HRO.org, 16/9) 

On 17/8 a lawyer acting for seven Russians charged with acts of violence at a the May 2012 Bolotnaya rally said the European Court of Human Rights had combined and prioritized their applications against conditions of detention. (RIA Novosti, 17/9) 

Pussy Riot
Russia has denied a visa to Milo Rau, a Swiss director, who planned to shoot a film about Pussy Riot. (RFE/RL, 17/9) 

North Caucasus 
On 16/9 three police officers were killed in two attacks in Chechnya and Ingushetia. (The Moscow Times, 17/9) 

Migrants 
On 14/9 police started a campaign against “ethnic crimes”, conducting checks of labor migrants. (RIA Novosti, 14/9) 

LGBT rights
On 19/20 U.S. singer Selena Gomez was denied a Russian visa because of the anti-gay law. (The Moscow Times, 20/9) 

Psychiatry
On 16/7 a court in Chuvashia ruled a man convicted of incitement to ethnic hatred should undergo compulsory psychiatric treatment. (HRO.org, 16/9)
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22 Sep 2013, 22:46
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