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Week-ending 2 December 2016


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Roman Sushchenko

Oleg Sentsov
Torture and other inhuman, cruel or degrading treatment; the case of Ildar Dadin
On 28/11 Kameta Saidullaeva said her husband Anzor Mamaev, a prisoner at prison colony No. 7 in Segezha, Karelia, where Ildar Dadin is held, was beaten after meeting Ombudsperson Tatiana Moskalkova. (Caucasian Knot, 29/11)

On 28/11 former inmates and convicts' relatives alleged abuse by staff at prison colony No. 7 in Segezha. (RFE/RL, 28/11)

On 28/11 Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) officials said they had found no evidence to support claims by Ildar Dadin that he was abused and tortured in prison. (RFE/RL, 28/11)

On 1/12 Ildar Dadin’s wife Anastasia Zotova reported her husband had been put in solitary for 6 months. (RAPSI, 1/12)

Freedom of expression
On 28/11 a court in Tambov region transferred Igor Stenin, sentenced to two years in prison for reposting an article about the war in Ukraine, from a prison settlement-colony to a common-security prison colony. (Caucasian Knot, 29/11)

On 29/11 Children's Rights Ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova condemned the jailing for 6 months of Ekaterinburg kindergarten teacher Evgeniya Chudnovets who shared a video of a child being abused on social media. (The Moscow Times, 28/11)

On 30/11 Natalya Kasperskaya, the CEO of InfoWatch, one of Russia's top tech firms, claimed data on the Russian internet should belong to the Kremlin. (The Moscow Times, 30/11)

On 2/12 Ivan Pavlov, lawyer of Oksana Sevastidi, convicted of high treason and sentenced to 7 years in jail after sending a text message to a friend in Georgia, said his client wants to appeal her prison sentence. (RFE/RL, 2/12)

Other legal cases
On 28/11 a Moscow court upheld an earlier court decision ordering ex-Economic Development Minister Aleksei Ulyukaev to be held under house arrest until his trial for allegedly accepting a bribe. (RFE/RL, 28/11)

On 1/12 the European Court of Human Rights ordered Russia to pay 38,000 euros in damages to three victims of a 2009 Moscow shooting spree by police major Denis Yevsyukov. (RAPSI, 1/12)

On 28/11 a Moscow court prolonged the pretrial detention of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, held in Russia on suspicion of espionage, until 30/1/17. (RFE/RL, 28/11)

On 2/12 President Putin rebuffed a request by film director Aleksandr Sokurov to release imprisoned Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov. (The Moscow Times, 2/12)
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4 Dec 2016, 22:54