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Week-ending 31 January 2014

Dagestan killings 

Wild garlic 



Dozhd under investigation 

Human Rights 

Trial of Udaltsov, Razvozzhaev 



No gays 



North Caucasus
On 25/1 three suspected members of illegal armed groups were killed by security forces in Makhachkala. (Caucasian Knot, 27/1)

Residents in Chechnya and Ingushetia have been banned from picking wild garlic during the Sochi Winter Olympics so they will not be mistaken for rebels. (BBC, 27/1)

On 31/1 rights activists Semyon Simonov and Nikolai Levshits filed a lawsuit against the Sochi Olympics organizers after being barred from attending the Games. (The Moscow Times, 2/2)

Freedom of expression
A Moscow University philosophy lecturer Vyacheslav Dmitriyev was questioned on suspicion of extremism after reposting online an article about regime change in Russia. (RIA Novosti, 29/1)

On 30/1 prosecutors said they were examining Dozhd TV for possible extremism charges over a poll about World War II broadcast on 26/1. At least four large cable providers stopped broadcasting Dozhd since the poll. (The Moscow Times, 31/1)

On 31/1 the Human Rights Council asked prosecutors to check cable and satellite companies whether they violated the law in dropping broadcasts of Dozhd TV. (RIA Novosti, 31/1)

Right of assembly
On 28/1 Moscow City Court decided the trials of Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhaev on charges of preparing mass riots in Moscow are to start behind closed doors on 4/2. (RFE/RL, 28/1)

On 31/1 Moscow City Court refused to release Udaltsov and Razvozzhayev. Razvozzhayev will remain in jail and Udaltsov will stay under house arrest. (RAPSI, 31/1)

On 28/1 the mother of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky asked the Interior Ministry to close a new case against her son. (The Moscow Times, 28/1)

LGBT rights
Mayor of Sochi Anatoly Pakhomov told the BBC’s Panorama programme that there are no gay people in the city. (BBC, 27/1)

On 31/1 reports said creator of an online support group for gay teenagers, faces a fine for “gay propaganda.” (RIA Novosti, 31/1)

Right of association
Memorial marked 25 years since its founding conference on 28-29 January 1989. (, 29/1)

On 30/1 three troops were killed in a munitions explosion at a military training site in the village of Knyaze-Volkonskoye, in Khabarovsk region. (RIA Novosti, 31/1)
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3 Feb 2014, 02:13