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Week-ending 9 December 2016



Sergei Kirienko

Memorial Society


Info Security 

LinkedIn


Aleksei Navalny

Team 29


Nemtsov killing

Yukos case


Ildar Dadin

President Putin


5 killed


Mykola Semena

Emir-Huseyn Kuku
Right of association: ‘Foreign Agent’ Law
On 6/12 first deputy head of the Presidential Administration Sergei Kirienko said the Foreign Agents law cannot be repealed but could be improved. (The Moscow Times, 6/12)

On 7/12 a Moscow court fined the International Memorial Society 300,000 roubles for breaking the ‘foreign agents law’ (The Moscow Times, 7/12)

Freedom of expression
On 6/12 President Putin approved a new Information Security Doctrine. (RAPSI, 6/12)

On 8/12 head of Roskomnadzor Aleksandr Zharov said access to LinkedIn can be unblocked if LinkedIn localize personal data of Russian citizens on Russian territory. (RAPSI, 9/12)

Legal cases
On 5/12 a court refused to dismiss a politically charged case in which Aleksei Navalny is accused of large-scale theft from state companies. (RFE/RL, 5/12)

On 6/12 Kommersant reported lawyers from Team 29 have discovered five cases of women imprisoned on charges of treason for text messages sent related to the Russian military and Georgia in Krasnodar region. (The Interpreter, 6/12)

On 7/12 Moscow District Military Court dismissed a motion to question Ramzan Kadyrov as a witness in the criminal case over the murder of Boris Nemtsov. (RAPSI, 7/12)

On 9/12 the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe announce it expects Russia to abide by its obligations to pay former Yukos shareholders about €1.9 billion. (RAPSI, 9/12)

Prisons & Prisoners
On 5/12 jailed activist Ildar Dadin was transferred out of the prison colony No. 7 in Karelia. (RFE/RL, 5/12)

On 7/12 President Putin said the Federal Penitentiary Service must follow requirements for living conditions in correctional facilities. (The Moscow Times, 7/12)

North Caucasus
On 3/12 law enforcement officers killed five militants in Makhachkala, Dagestan. (Caucasian Knot, 3/12)

Ukraine
On 7/12 Crimean journalist Mykola Semena was charged with extremism for allegedly undermining Russia's territorial integrity. (The New York Times, 8/12)

On 9/12 reports said Emir-Huseyn Kuku, a human rights activist imprisoned in Russian-occupied Crimea, has been placed in a psychiatric clinic. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 12/12)
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12 Dec 2016, 02:25
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