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Week-ending 23 October 2015

in custody

Child death 
in custody


Two detained 


Activists, journalist, detained 

Academics need FSB approval 


Strike hits hospital - report

MoD denies Russian deaths

Strike kills civilians - report
On 19/10 a man under investigation for bribery in Rostov-on-Don died after apparently falling from a 9th-floor window in the Investigative Committee building. (The Moscow Times, 20/10)

On 19/10 child rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov urged authorities to investigate the death of Umarali Nazarov, a five-month old Tajik baby, who died on 14/10 after allegedly being separated from his parents in police custody. (RFE/RL, 19/10)

On 21/10 Moscow's police detained 500 migrant workers at a construction site as part of an investigation into robbery attacks against women in the city. (The Moscow Times, 22/10)

Right of assembly
On 17/10 two people were detained during a rally attended by 100-250 protestors in Moscow against Russian air strikes in Syria. (The Moscow Times, 18/10)

On 19/10 a court in Ryazan region granted parole to Aleksei Polikhovich, convicted in connection with the Bolotnaya Square demonstration of 6/5/12. (RAPSI, 19/10)

On 21/10 police in Tatarstan detained activists of the Tatar Public Center and RFE/RL correspondent Gafiulla Gazizov when police and Investigative Committee officers rushed into the premises in the city of Alabuga and demanded identification documents from the activists. Gazizov said police confiscated his video camera and broke his photo camera. (RFE/RL, 21/10)

Freedom of expression
On 20/10 Nature reported that a biology institute at Moscow State University has instructed its scientists to get all research manuscripts approved by the FSB before submitting them to conferences or journals. (Nature, 20/10)

On 20/10 Amnesty International urged Russian authorities to close the criminal case against Ekaterina Vologzheninova, facing trial on 27/10 for “inciting hatred and enmity” stemming from her posts on social media. (Amnesty International, 20/10)


On 20/10 a Russian air strike struck a field hospital in northwest Syria, killing at least 13 people, a monitoring group claimed. Moscow denied responsibility for the attack. (RFE/RL, 22/10)

On 20/10 Russia's Defense Ministry denied any of its soldiers died recently in Syria, after a Reuters report of 20/10 that three Russians were killed in fighting there. (RFE/RL, 20/10)

On 19/10 a monitoring group said Russian air strikes in Syria's Latakia Province killed 45 people, including both rebel fighters and civilians. (RFE/RL, 20/10)
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25 Oct 2015, 09:39