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Week-ending 4 November 2016






Moscow Office



Supreme Court

‘Russian March’


Remembering the Names

Four killed
Abuses in detention
On 1/11 Meduza published a letter by jailed opposition activist Ildar Dadin alleging torture and threats to life. (RFE/RL, 1/11)

On 2/11 the Federal Penitentiary Service said doctors found no traces of trauma or assault on Ildar Dadin. (RFE/RL, 2/11)

On 3/11 Sergei Kossiev, head of Penal Colony No. 7 in Karelia, was temporarily suspended due to his possible involvement in the beating of Ildar Dadin. (The Moscow Times, 3/11)

On 3/11, Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland told Justice Minister Aleksandr Konovalov by phone of his concern about the case of Ildar Dadin. (RFE/RL, 4/11)

On 2/11 REN TV published a video of abuse against a detainee in a police station in Omsk. (The Moscow Times, 4/11)

Amnesty International
On 3/11 Mikhail Fedotov, head of the Human Rights Council, said Amnesty International could return to their offices, from which Moscow authorities barred them on 2/11. (RFE/RL, 4/11)

Freedom of expression
On 2/11 the trial of Natalya Sharina, director of Moscow's Ukrainian Literature Library, on charges of extremism and embezzlement kicked off in Moscow. (RFE/RL, 2/11)

On 2/11 Novaya gazeta reported the FSB in Ulyanovsk had launched a criminal investigation against Danil Alferev for a 2014 speech speech parodying remarks by a prominent pro-Kremlin political figure. (The Moscow Times, 2/11)

On 3/11 the Supreme Court issued a statement to clarify the topic of Internet extremism, instructing judges to examine all circumstances of such cases. (The Moscow Times, 3/11)

Right of assembly
On 1/11 Moscow authorities granted permission to hold the nationalist Russian March in Moscow's Lublino neighborhood on 4/11. (The Moscow Times, 1/11)

On 2/11 head of the Constitutional Court Valery Zorkin called for the recognition of a legal framework that would recognize ‘natural biological differences’. (RFE/RL, 2/11)

On 29/10 people read aloud names of the victims of Stalin's purges at an annual event outside the Moscow headquarters of the FSB, the successor to the KGB. (RFE/RL, 29/10)

North Caucasus
On 4/11 the authorities said four suspected militants were killed in an operation near Khasavyurt in Dagestan. (RFE/RL, 4/11)
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