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Week-ending 11 March 2016



HRDs, journalists 

Office attacked

Two killed


MEPs

Protestors detained

Access to doctors 


NDI


Natalia 
Pelevina


Protests 

Mikhail Lesin


‘Image of hope’


OHCHR


Prison deaths
North Caucasus
On 9/3 in Ingushetia unknown assailants assaulted a group of journalists and staff from the Joint Mobile Group human rights organization travelling to neighbouring Chechnya. (BBC , 9/3)

On 9/3 late at night armed men raided the office of the Joint Mobile Group in Karabulak, Ingushetia. (i24news, 10/3)

On 11/3 police said two gunmen were killed during a special operation in Dagestan. (RFE/RL, 11/3)

Nadia Savchenko
On 8/3 57 MEPs signed a letter urging the EU to impose personal sanctions against President Putin and 28 other individuals over the ‘illegal’ treatment of Nadia Savchenko. (RFE/RL, 8/3)

On 7/3 police detained 5 people protesting against Savchenko's trial near the FSB HQ in Moscow. On 8/3 a further 35 protestors were detained in Moscow. (The Moscow Times, 8/3)

On 10/3 the authorities said they refused to allow Ukrainian doctors to examine Savchenko because of her ‘defiant’ and ‘insulting’ behaviour in court.’ (Human Rights in Ukraine, 10/3)

Right of association
On 10/3 the prosecutor general declared the National Democratic Institute ‘undesirable’ in Russia. (The New York Times, 11/3)

Activists
On 11/3 the Investigative Committee opened an investigation after an illegal surveillance device was found at the home of activist Natalia Pelevina, a member of the PARNAS opposition party. (The Moscow Times, 11/3)

President Putin
On 9/3 President Putin signed a law classifying motorcades and tent cities as forms of protest that must be registered and have authorities’ prior approval. (RFE/RL, 9/3)

On 11/3 US coroners said ex-aide to President Putin Mikhail Lesin, found dead in a Washington hotel four months ago, died of head injuries. (BBC, 11/3)

Stalin
On 5/3 Russian Communists paid homage to Josef Stalin to mark the anniversary of his death. In an online statement KPRF praised Stalin as an “image of hope”. (The Moscow Times, 7/3)

UN
On 12/3 a report said the Russian authorities were closing down the Moscow mission of the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. (RFE/RL, 13/3)

Prisons
A Council of Europe report said Russia has the highest number of prisoner mortalities in the CoE. (The Moscow Times, 8/3)
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14 Mar 2016, 01:22
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