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Week-ending 11 November 2016


Protesters detained

Protest banned

Hizb ut-Tahrir




EU sanctions




Freedom of expression
On 10/11 a Moscow city court upheld on appeal a ruling to block the LinkedIn networking website at the request of the government agency Roskomnadzor. (The Moscow Times, 10/11)

Right of assembly
On 9/11 three supporters of convicted activist Ildar Dadin were detained by police in Moscow as they attempted to hold a protest outside the offices of the prosecutor general. (RFE/RL, 9/11)

On 11/11 Moscow city hall banned a protest against war in Syria on 20/11. (The Moscow Times, 11/11)

Right of association
On 8/11 the FSB said it had detained an unspecified number of alleged members of the banned Islamic organization Hizb ut-Tahrir in St. Petersburg. (RFE/RL, 8/11)

On 9/11 Igor Kalyapin, a member of the presidential council for human rights, said activist Ildar Dadin, who claims he was tortured and beaten in prison, refused to be transferred to a different facility. Kalyapin said earlier Dadin should be moved to another penitentiary. (RFE/RL, 9/11)

North Caucasus
On 7/11 reports said Chechen resident Ramazan Dzhalaldinov who complained publicly to President Putin about Chechen ruler Ramzan Kadyrov has disappeared. (The Moscow Times, 7/11)

Appointments / Elections
On 5/11 the FSB said Evgeny Zinichev, a former bodyguard of President Putin and ex-governor of Kaliningrad, had been appointed deputy director of the FSB in October. (RFE/RL, 5/11)

On 8/11 the EU added six new deputies in the State Duma who won their seats in recent parliamentary elections in Crimea to its sanctions list. (RFE/RL, 8/11)

On 10/11 Major General Aleksandr Prokopchuk, the head of Interpol's National Central Bureau in Moscow, was elected Interpol’s vice president for Europe. (RFE/RL, 10/11)

Anti-terrorism legislation / law enforcement
On 9/11 an unnamed leader of a Scientologist community in Astrakhan was fined for violating anti-terrorism legislation. (The Moscow Times, 9/11)

On 10/11the FSB claimed to have detained a group of Ukrainian ‘saboteur-terrorists’ in Crimea. (The Moscow Times, 10/11)

Health care
On 10/11 health minister Veronika Skvortsova said HIV is now ‘critical’ in 10 Russian regions. (The Moscow Times, 10/11)
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