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Week-ending 15 April 2016

Tatyana Leskina

Mikhail Prokhorov


Dmitry Kamenshchik

State TV film

Sergei Magnitsky

Khusein Betelgeriev

Crimean Tatar Mejlis

Council of Europe

Ukrainian Literature

Dante Alighieri
Independence of judiciary
On 15/4 Judge Tatyana Leskina of the Saratov Regional Court of Arbitration was fired after accepting on 7/4 a lawsuit calling for the dismissal of President Putin. (The Moscow Times, 15/4)

Human rights and business
On 14/4 the FSB raided the headquarters of Mikhail Prokhorov's Onexim investment group. Dozhd reported a possible link with pressure on Prokhorov to sell the RBC media holding. (The Moscow Times, 14/4)

On 14/4 police raided the Russian headquarters of IKEA. IKEA's lawyer said the raid and a criminal case initiated against the Swedish retailer are aimed at seizing the land where the IKEA headquarters are located. (The Moscow Times, 14/4)

On 15/4 a Moscow court extended the house arrest of Domodedovo airport owner Dmitry Kamenshchik until 28/7, denying him a 50m rouble bail. (The Moscow Times, 15/4)

Aleksei Navalny
On 11/4 Aleksei Navalny said he would file a lawsuit against state-owned TV VGTRK in connection with a film portraying him as a paid agent of Bill Browder. (The Moscow Times, 11/4)

Bill Browder
On 14/4 the Investigative Committee said it intends to question British-US investor William Browder about the murder of whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky. (The Moscow Times, 14/4)

On 12/4 Khusein Betelgeriev returned home apparently having been beaten. Family said he had been taken from his home on 31/3 by unidentified men in uniforms. (Caucasian Knot, 12/4)

On 13/4 Crimean Prosecutor General Natalya Poklonskaya suspended the activities of the Mejlis — the Crimean Tatars' self-governing body -  'in order to prevent violations of federal law.' (The Moscow Times, 13/4)

On 14/4 the Council of Europe said that Crimea must be re-opened to regular Council of Europe monitoring to safeguard the human rights of 2.5 million people. (Council of Europe, 14/4) 

Russian investigators are reportedly searching for visitors to the Moscow Library of Ukrainian Literature who borrowed books on Ukrainian history and Holodomor. (The Moscow Times, 13/4)

On 15/4 reports said the Dante Alighieri Library is to be evicted from its Moscow premises which are to be given to Russia's Investigative Committee. (The Moscow Times, 15/4)
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18 Apr 2016, 01:33