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Week-ending 24 June 2016

March banned 

Novaya gazeta 


Women of the Don 



HIV patients 



Grigory Rodchenko
Right of assembly 
On 23/6 Moscow authorities rejected a request to hold a memorial march for the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack on grounds it was received less than 10 days before the event was due to be held on June 27. (The Moscow Times, 24/6) 

Freedom of expression 
On 22/6 police raided the St. Petersburg offices of Novaya Gazeta. Officers also searched the offices of the Leningrad Region Television Company. (The Moscow Times, 23/6) 

Freedom of conscience 
On 21/6 10 people were detained after police searched the office of St. Petersburg’s scientology organization. Large-scale searches were carried out in the Moscow and St. Petersburg churches of Scientology. (The Moscow Times, 21/6) 

Right of association 
On 24/6 investigators conducted a search of the offices of the NGO Women of the Don in Rostov region. (RIA Novosti, 24/6) 

On 24/6 the State Duma passed an antiterrorism bill that includes provisions stiffening punishment for extremism and terrorism, increasing government surveillance capabilities, and holding individuals criminally responsible if they fail to report others to authorities in connection with certain crimes. (RFE/RL, 24/6) 

On 23/6 reports said the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has been excluded from participating in Duma elections as international observers. (The Moscow Times, 23/6) 

Public services 
On 24/6 reports said HIV patients in Moscow region have complained about a shortage of medicine, with patients refused necessary treatment. (The Moscow Times, 24/6) 

North Caucasus 
On 22/6 the Memorial Human Rights Centre suggested Magomed Suleimanov, a Salafist whose body was found at the site of a counterterrorist operation in Southern Dagestan, could have been killed earlier. (Caucasian Knot, 22/6) 

Boris Nemtsov 
On 20/6 the Investigative Committee said it has concluded its investigation into the murder of Boris Nemtsov. (The Moscow Times, 20/6) 

Doping in sports 
On 18/6 investigators opened a criminal probe into Grigory Rodchenkov, former director of the country's anti-doping laboratory turned whistleblower. (RFE/RL, 19/6)
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27 Jun 2016, 11:56