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Week-ending 6 June 2014

Ministry of Justice 




Head of FOE 
NGO detained






Right of Association
On 4/6 President Putin signed a law allowing the Justice Ministry to register NGOs as ‘foreign agents’ without their consent. (The Moscow Times, 4/6)

On 4/6, prosecutors in Tatarstan demanded that Agora Human Rights Association register as a ‘foreign agent’. Agora said ‘the prosecutors are disseminating false information.’ (, 4/6)

Freedom of expression
On 3/6 reports said Russia's media watchdog and the FSB have drafted regulations requiring Internet companies to reveal users' details at the request of law enforcement agencies. (The Moscow Times, 3/6)

On 4/6 a Moscow court consolidated defamation lawsuits demanding 51m roubles from TV channel Dozhd over a poll asking whether Leningrad should have surrendered to the Nazis to avert casualties. (RAPSI, 4/6)

On 5/6 the FSB briefly detained Anna Sharogradskaya, director of the St. Petersburg-based Regional Press Institute, ahead of a trip to the U.S., confiscating her computer and USB drives. (The Moscow Times, 5/6)

On 5/6 Human Rights Watch called on the State Duma to drop amendments to media law requiring foreign-funded media outlets that cover “political activities” to register as “foreign agents.” (HRW, 5/6)

Right of assembly
On 3/6 Amnesty International published a report condemning violations of right of assembly. (AI, 3/6)

On 5/6 police and forces from the Federal Migration Service detained 400 suspected illegal migrants, mostly citizens of Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, at a Moscow construction site. (RFE/RL, 6/6)

North Caucasus
On 4/6 a suspected militant was killed and police officer wounded in Dagestan. (RFE/RL, 4/6)

Public Chamber
On 1/6 the first elections held for seats in the Public Chamber ended in a scandal as all opposition candidates were weeded out amid vote rigging allegations. (The Moscow Times, 1/6)

Flooding emergency
On 1/6 Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry, said its rescue workers had evacuated more than 10,000 people from residential buildings in Siberia as a result of flooding. (RFE/RL, 1/6)
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8 Jun 2014, 09:43