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Week-ending 6 March 2015



March for Nemtsov 


Navalny not allowed 

Oleg Navalny moved 

Savchenko appeal

Ends hunger strike 

Navalny's 15 days

Torture alleged   


Bolotnaya suspect   

9 jailed over march


Jehovah’s Witnesses  


Perm-36 


Lawmaker shot dead   
Boris Nemtsov 
On 1/3 organizers estimated about 50,000 Muscovites marched through downtown Moscow in honor of Boris Nemtsov, gunned down on Friday night. (The Moscow Times, 1/3) 

Liberty and security of person 
On 2/3 a Moscow court rejected Aleksei Navalny's request to attend the funeral ceremony of Boris Nemtsov. (RFE/RL, 2/3) 

On 4/3 Oleg Navalny was transferred from a Moscow jail to a prison outside the capital. (RFE/RL, 4/3) 

On 4/3 a Moscow court refused to release Nadia Savchenko, a Ukrainian military pilot who has been on a hunger strike in a Russian prison since December. (RFE/RL, 4/3) 

On 5/3 Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko says she has agreed to end her 83-day hunger strike and follow doctors' advice to eat chicken broth. (BBC, 5/3) 

On 6/3 Aleksei Navalny was released from jail after serving 15 days for distributing leaflets about a march. (RFE/RL, 6/3) 

As reported on 6/3, Aleksandr Kostenko, arrested and remanded in custody in Crimea, has alleged he is being tortured. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 6/3) 

Right of assembly 
On 2/3 Ivan Nepomnyashchikh was charged with taking part in a mass riot and assaulting a police officer on Bolotnaya Square after a 2012 protest rally. (The Moscow Times, 2/3) 

On 3/3 a Moscow City Court handed down jail sentences of up to 15 days to nine people detained during a march on 1/3 in memory of Boris Nemtsov. (The Moscow Times, 3/3) 

Freedom of conscience 
On 4/3 a court denounced a local organization of Jehovah's Witnesses as "extremist" and ordered it disbanded. (The Moscow Times, 4/3) 

Remembering Stalinism 
On 3/3 the director of the Perm-36 museum at a Stalin-era prison camp said local officials have taken over the site and removed references to the Soviet dictator's crimes. (BBC, 3/3) 

Dagestan 
On 4/3 Nasur Osmanov, a lawmaker in Derbent, Dagestan, was shot dead outside his house. (RFE/RL, 5/3)
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8 Mar 2015, 15:59
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