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Week-ending 20 November 2015





Zarina Yunusova 

Umarali Nazarov

Natalya Sharina

Boris Nemtsov

Oleg Navalny

Maksim Liudomirsky

Gulistan Shaho Issa

International law

Soldiers killed

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)

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)

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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23 Nov 2015, 07:53