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Week-ending 10 January 2014



Sochi 

Disappearance

ECtHR 


Dead found in Stavropol 

Cossacks 


Calendar 


Detentions 


Mokhnatkin 

Pussy Riot 

Rybachenko


Panova convicted 



Khodorkovsky 

Magnitsky


Farber 


Man sent to psychiatric hospital
North Caucasus
On 4/1 President Putin eased a sweeping ban on public protests in Sochi with effect from 7/1. (New York Times, 4/1)

Khasavyurt resident Magomed Ibragimov, detained by law enforcement officers on 5/1, is missing. (Caucasian Knot, 9/1)

On 9/1 the ECtHR found Russia responsible for the abduction and disappearance of 36 men from homes in Chechnya between 2000 and 2006. (Russian Justice Initiative, 9/1)

On 9/1 security services in southern Stavropol were put on combat alert, after police found several cars with dead bodies inside and explosives planted nearby. (The Moscow Times, 9/1)

On 9/1 over 400 Cossacks arrived in Sochi to help police next month's Games. (St Petersburg Times, 10/1)

Stalinism
A publishing house of the Russian Orthodox Church released a 2014 calendar devoted to Josef Stalin. (The Moscow Times, 8/1)

Right of assembly
On 6/1 police detained two dozen protesters on Moscow’s Manezh Square demanding the release of opposition activists from prison. (The Moscow Times, 7/1)

On 9/1 Sergei Mokhnatkin was charged with striking a police officer during a protest rally on 31/12. (RIA Novosti, 9/1)

On 9/1 Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina attended the Bolotnaya trial in Moscow. (The Guardian, 9/1)

On 10/1 Anastasia Rybachenko, arrested in absentia regarding the May 2012 Bolotnaya protest, was amnestied. (RAPSI, 10/1)

Freedom of expression
On 9/1 a court sentenced former website editor Aksana Panova to a two-year court ban on professional activity, a two-year suspended sentence and a considerable fine. (RIA Novosti, 9/1)

High profile cases
On 5/1 Mikhail Khodorkovsky told Swiss TV he would campaign for the release of political prisoners. (BBC, 5/1)

On 9/1 the Association of Russian Judges refused Sergei Magnitsky’s mother’s request to publicly discuss the judges’ role in her son’s persecution, treatment and death. (EU Reporter, 9/1)

Controversially imprisoned Ilya Farber was released on 10/1. (RIA Novosti, 10/1)

Psychiatry 
On 6/1 a man who climbed on the roof of Red Square’s Kazan Cathedral and shouted a Muslim call to prayer was sent to a psychiatric hospital. (The Moscow Times, 9/1)
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11 Jan 2014, 14:03
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