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Week-ending 12 September 2014


Soldiers’ Mothers

Memorial HRC


case lost 

Council of Europe 

Blogger detained 

Journalist detained 

Kohver in custody

Kohver charged 

Moscow bombing remembered
Right of association
On 9/9 Moscow City Court ruled there were no grounds for labelling Golos association, an independent election watchdog, a foreign agent. (RAPSI, 9/9)

On 8/9 the St. Petersburg branch of Soldiers' Mothers appealed to the Justice Ministry to remove the "foreign agent" label applied to the organization in August. (The Moscow Times, 8/9)

On 12/9 Moscow City Court dismissed the appeal by Memorial Human Rights Centre against a ruling it should register as a ‘foreign agent’. (, 12/9)

Right of assembly
On 9/9 President Putin fired Bryansk region governor, Nikolai Denin, days after veterans of the Soviet Union's war in Afghanistan held a demonstration in Bryansk against Russian involvement in the conflict in Ukraine. (RFE/RL, 9/9)

Aleksei Navalny
On 10/9 Moscow City Court dismissed an appeal by Aleksei Navalny against the 30/6 ruling by a district court ordering him to refute information about State Duma lawmaker Igor Rudensky which had been posted on his blog. (RAPSI, 10/9)

On 12/9 Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner, said cases of serious violations in Crimea since March 2014 should be addressed. (Council of Europe, 12/9)

On 8/9 Crimean blogger Elizaveta Bohutskaya was detained for six hours when police searched her home in Simferopol. On she left the region due to concerns about her safety. (RFE/RL, 10/9)

Freedom of expression
On 11/9 police detained journalist Dmitry Shipilov hours after the publication of his interview with an advocate of greater autonomy for Siberian provinces. (RFE/RL, 12/9)

Espionage charges
On 6/9 Moscow's Lefortovo court ordered the pre-trial detention for up to two months of Eston Kohver, an Estonian security police officer, on espionage charges. (RFE/RL, 7/9)

On 12/9 Eston Kohver, an officer of Estonia’s security police that oversees internal security and intelligence, has been charged with espionage. (RAPSI, 12/9)

1999 bombings
On 9/9 the victims of the act of terrorism that took place 15 years ago on Moscow’s Guryanova St. were commemorated at the memorial to the event. As a result of the explosion on 9/9/99 100 people died and more than 250 were injured. (, 9/9)
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14 Sep 2014, 12:32