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Week-ending 31 January 2014



Dagestan killings 

Wild garlic 
ban 

Activists 
barred 


Lecturer 
questioned 

Dozhd under investigation 

Human Rights 
Council 


Trial of Udaltsov, Razvozzhaev 

Bail 
denied


New 
case 


No gays 

Gay 
propaganda 


Memorial 


Explosion
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)

Magnitsky
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. (HRO.org, 29/1)

Military
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
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