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Week-ending 14 November 2014



Kommersant 


Amurburg.ru 


Regional Press Institute 

Ekho Moskvy 



Human Rights Ombudsman 

Constitutional 
Court 

Ministry of 
Justice 

Prosecutor’s Office 

Supreme Court 


ECtHR 



Yves Rocher 



Military 
Prosecutors 

OSCE
Freedom of expression
On 10/11 Kommersant editor Mikhail Mikhailin said he is to step down. Earlier Rosneft had threatened to sue Kommersant over a report about alleged countersanctions. (RFE/RL, 10/11)

On 12/11 Oleg Potapenko, editor of a news website Amurburg.ru, detained for several hours at Khabarovsk airport, said he’d been prevented from traveling abroad. (RFE/RL, 12/11)

On 14/11 a court in St. Petersburg dismissed a complaint by Anna Shargorodskaya, director of Regional Press Institute, against customs officials at Pulkovo Airport. (RAPSI, 14/11)

On 14/11 Mikhail Lesin, head of Gazprom-Media, called for a vote of Ekho Moskvy's board of directors on 21/11 to determine key appointments and policy at the station. (RFE/RL, 14/11)

Right of association
On 9/11 Human Rights Ombudsman Ella Pamfilova wrote to President Putin asking him to support the Russian Memorial Society. (HRO.org, 10/11)

On 10/11 the Constitutional Court said it has accepted an application filed by three human rights NGOs against a law permiting surprise inspections at NGOs. (RAPSI, 10/11)

On 11/11 the Ministry of Justice sent a petition to the Supreme Court asking for the hearing in the case of the Russian Memorial Society, set for 13/11, to be postponed. (HRO.org, 11/11)

On 12/11 the Prosecutor’s Office began an unscheduled inspection of the Committee Against Torture. (HRO.org, 12/11)

On 13/11 the Supreme Court postponed a hearing on closure of Russian Memorial Society. (The Moscow Times, 13/11)

Electoral rights
On 11/11 reports said the authorities have refused to respond to questions from the ECtHR over a complaint about the 2011 State Duma elections in St. Petersburg. (The Moscow Times, 11/11)

Aleksei Navalny
On 7/11 Christian Melnik, a director of the cosmetics company Yves Rocher Vostok, said in court the company has no claims against Aleksei Navalny and his brother Oleg. (RAPSI, 7/11)

Ukraine
On 10/11 Lev Shlosberg published a letter in which military prosecutors refused to shed light on deaths of paratroopers who allegedly died fighting in Ukraine. (The Moscow Times, 10/10)

On 13/11 OSCE monitors said vehicles apparently used to transport soldiers' bodies had been seen crossing the Russian-Ukrainian border; and that more than 600 people in military clothing crossed the border over the last week. (BBC, 13/11)
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16 Nov 2014, 14:17
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