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Week-ending 10 October 2014



Memorial 


New ban 

Bolotnoe case 


Shekhtman 

Politkovskaya 


Ashkurov 

House 
arrest 


Kabardino-Balkaria 

Chechnya 




Daghestan 


Edem 
Asanov
Right of association
On 10/10 media reports said Russia's Justice Ministry has filed a claim with the Supreme Court seeking the liquidation of the Russian Memorial Society. (The Moscow Times, 12/10)

Right of assembly
On 6/10 Russia's official legal portal posted an announcement President Putin has signed an amended law banning nighttime demonstrations and meetings. (RFE/RL, 6/10)

On 10/10 a Moscow court sentenced activist Dmitry Ishevsky to three years and two months in prison over the May 2012 protest against President Putin on Bolotnaya Square. (RFE/RL, 10/10)

Freedom of expression
On 8/10 police in Moscow detained Pavel Shekhtman, a Russian civil rights activist and Kremlin critic, over recent publications in the Internet. (RFE/RL, 8/10)

On 7/10 memorial events were held in various Russian cities to honor the eight-year anniversary of the murder of Novaya Gazeta journalist Anna Politkovskaya. (The Moscow Times, 7/10)

Aleksei Navalny
On 6/10 Vladimir Ashkurov, executive director of Aleksei Navalny's anticorruption fund, announced on Twitter he has applied for political asylum in Britain. (RFE/RL, 6/10)

On 10/10 Moscow's Zamoskvoretsky district court extended the house arrest of opposition leader Aleksei Navalny imposed on him in the Yves Rocher embezzlement case. The court refused to mitigate the terms of his house arrest. (RAPSI, 10/10)

North Caucasus
On 5/10 two militants were killed near the village of Psykhurei in Kabardino-Balkaria during a security operation. (RFE/RL, 5/10)

On 5/10 a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Chechen capital Grozny on ‘City Day’, also killing five police officers and wounding at least 12 other people. (BBC, 5/10)

On 7/10 school classes were canceled and government agencies shut down in Chechnya to ensure students and workers turned up for a 100,000-strong rally in honor of President Vladimir Putin's 62nd birthday. (The Moscow Times, 9/10)

On 8/10 police said they killed three suspected militants who attacked a checkpoint in Daghestan. (RFE/RL, 8/10)

Crimea
On 6/10 the body of Edem Asanov, one of three Crimean Tatars reported missing last week, was found in Evpatoria. On 5/10 it was claimed another man, Eskender Apselyamov, had gone missing on 3/10. (The Moscow Times, 6/10)
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Rights in Russia,
13 Oct 2014, 03:34
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