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Week-ending 20 November 2015



GDF

HRI

MHRC 



Vedomosti


Zarina Yunusova 


Umarali Nazarov

Natalya Sharina


Boris Nemtsov

Oleg Navalny


Maksim Liudomirsky

Gulistan Shaho Issa



International law



Soldiers killed

Mosque
Right of association
On 19/11 the Ministry of Justice designated Glasnost Defence Foundation a ‘foreign agent’ NGO. (OSCE, 20/11) 

On 20/11 the Ministry of Justice designated the Human Rights Institute a ‘foreign agent’ NGO. (RFE/RL, 21/11)

On 20/11 the Justice Ministry forwarded accusations Memorial Human Rights Centre ‘undermines the constitutional order’ to a Moscow magistrates' court. (The Moscow Times, 20/11)

Freedom of expression
On 20/11 Demyan Kudryavtsev confirmed he had bought the 33% stakes owned by Pearson and Dow Jones in Vedomosti newspaper. (The Moscow Times, 20/11)

High profile cases
On 16/11 Tajik national Zarina Yunusova was deported from Russia together with the body of her baby son Umarali Nazarov who died in Russian custody. (RFE/RL, 16/11)

On 18/11 prosecutors said Umarali Nazarov had lived in ‘unsuitable’ conditions in St Petersburg. (The Moscow Times, 19/11)

On 16/11 Memorial Human Rights Centre designated Natalya Sharina, director of the Moscow Library of Ukrainian Literature, a political prisoner. (The Moscow Times, 17/11)

On 16/11 slain opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was posthumously honoured in London with a new human rights award named for Sergei Magnitsky. (RFE/RL, 16/11)

On 17/11 rights ombudsman Ella Pamfilova officially requested that Oleg Navalny be allowed urgently needed dental surgery outside the prison where he is held. (RFE/RL, 18/11)

On 18/11 in a closed trial a Moscow court sentenced physicist Maksim Liudomirsky to 9 years’ prison on charges of high treason. (RFE/RL, 18/11)

On 20/11 Syrian asylum applicant Gulistan Shaho Issa staying at Sheremetyevo airport with her family was fined 5,000 roubles for entering Russia illegally. (The Moscow Times, 20/11)

Legislation
On 18/11 a group of State Duma deputies introduced a bill that would authorize the Constitutional Court to overturn international court decisions. (The Moscow Times, 18/11)

Ukraine
Ukrainian military reported five soldiers killed on 14/11, and one on 15/11. (RFE/RL, 15/11)

Over the weekend 14-15/11 unknown attackers broke the windows of a mosque in the village of Zavet-Leninsky, Crimea. (RFE/RL, 16/11)
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