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Week-ending 12 September 2014



Golos 

Soldiers’ Mothers

Memorial HRC


Bryansk 



Appeal 
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’. (HRO.org, 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)

Crimea
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. (HRO.org, 9/9)
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14 Sep 2014, 12:32
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