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Week-ending 3 June 2016

Petr Pavlensky 

Convictions for killing 

Elizaveta Tsvetkova 

Aleksei Venediktov 

Nadtoka v Russia 

Hizb ut-Tahrir 

Yan Bonner 

Wyatt Gerrard Ford 

M. Khamidkariev

Ramazan Dzhaladinov

Human Rights Council

Lilia Budzhurova 

Crimean Tatars on trial

Oleg Sentsov & Oleksandr Kolchenko
Freedom of expression 
On 30/5 Petr Pavlensky lodged an appeal against a conviction for vandalism in St. Petersburg. (The Moscow Times, 30/5) 

On 30/5 a court in Dagestan found Murad Shuaibov and Isa Abdurakhmanov guilty of the 2009 murder of newspaper editor Malik Akhmedilov. (RFE/RL, 30/5) 

On 31/5 resident of Taganrog, Elizaveta Tsvetkova, was sentenced to one year of corrective labour for distributing leaflets criticizing the police. (The Moscow Times, 31/5)

On 31/5 Aleksei Venediktov, editor of Ekho Moskvy, said police will interrogate him after a blog post by Aleksei Navalny was published on the station's website. (The Moscow Times, 31/5) 

On 31/5 in the case of Nadtoka v. Russia the ECtHR ruled there had been a violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression) in a case concerning the conviction of a journalist and editor-in-chief. (European Court of Human Rights, 31/5) 

Right of association 
On 1/6 three alleged members of the banned organization Hizb ut-Tahrir were detained in Chelyabinsk region. (RFE/RL, 1/6) 


On 29/5 US citizen Yan Bonner was deported from Russia. (The Moscow Times, 30/5) 

On 31/5 reports said US citizen Wyatt Gerard Ford had applied to the ECtHR over his deportation. (The Moscow Times, 31/5) 

On 1/6 Amnesty International urged RF authorities to conduct an investigation into the 2014 abduction, ill-treatment and rendition of Mirsobir Khamidkariev. (Amnesty International, 1/6)

North Caucasus 
On 30/5 Ramazan Dzhalaldinov, who fled his native village in Chechnya after harassment following his criticism of local officials, retracted that criticism and apologized to Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov. (RFE/RL, 31/5) 

On 2/6 the Human Rights Council said it had cancelled a planned meeting with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov over his position on rights activist Igor Kalyapin. (The Moscow Times, 2/6) 

On 31/5 journalist Lilia Budzhurova said she had received a formal warning for extremism regarding an appeal to support the children of detainees in Crimea. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 1/6) 

On 1/6 four Crimean Tatars detained in Crimea and suspected of terrorism pleaded not guilty at their trial in Rostov-on-Don and rejected charges of being members of the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir organization. (RFE/RL, 1/6) 

On 2/6 the Supreme Court refused to consider an appeal lodged against their sentences by filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and civic activist Oleksandr Kolchenko. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 2/6)
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5 Jun 2016, 05:43