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Week-ending 16 December 2016



For Nature

Golos

Memorial 


RBC

Pavlensky

Nosik


15 detained

Kasparov

Protest banned


EUSP licence


Trial to continue

Fine rescinded


Syria


Ciygoz

Dzhemilev

Sushchenko
Right of association
On 13/12 a court in Chelyabinsk ordered the NGO 'For nature', designated a 'foreign agent', to be shut down. (RAPSI, 13/12)

On 14/12 reports said Lilia Shibanova, founder of Golos, is being prevented from leaving Russia. (EPDE, 14/12)

On 16/12 a Moscow court dismissed an application by Memorial to be removed from “foreign agents” list. (RAPSI, 16/12)

Freedom of expression
On 12/12 Moscow Arbitration Court ruled RBC must pay 390,000RR in damages to Rosneft. (The Moscow Times, 12/12)

On 13/12 Petr Pavlensky applied to the ECtHR over violations of freedom of expression and fair trial rights. (RAPSI, 13/12)

On 15/12 the Moscow City Court reduced a fine imposed on blogger Anton Nosik convicted of extremism. (RAPSI, 15/12)

Right of assembly
On 12/12 at least 15 people were detained in Moscow for reading the Constitution aloud. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 13/12)

On 13/12 the ECtHR ruled rights of Garry Kasparov were violated during a 2007 rally in Moscow. (RAPSI, 13/12)

On 16/12 Moscow authorities banned a planned protest in support of jailed Turkmen journalists. (RFE/RL, 16/12)

European University in St Petersburg
On 13/12 the EUSP said a court had granted temporary reprieve against the revocation of its licence. (The Moscow Times, 14/12)

Aleksei Navalny
On 12/12 a district court in Kirov dismissed a motion to drop the case against Aleksei Navalny. (RAPSI, 12/12)

On 14/12 Moscow City Court overturned on appeal a ruling to recover 16 million roubles ($258,000) from Aleksei Navalny in favour of Kirovles company. (RAPSI, 14/12)

Military service
On 13/12 12 soldiers serving in Chechnya were said dismissed for refusing to deploy to Syria. (The Moscow Times, 13/12)

Ukraine
On 12/12 a court in Crimea prolonged pretrial detention for Crimean Tatar activist Ahtem Ciygoz for another three months. (RFE/RL, 12/12)

On 14/12 the Supreme Court banned Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev from entering the country. (RAPSI, 14/12)

On 15/12 Moscow City Court upheld on appeal the extension of pre-trial detention for Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, charged with espionage. (RAPSI, 15/12)
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Rights in Russia,
19 Dec 2016, 02:18
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