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Week-ending 25 November 2016


Isa Ragimov





Four killed



Khaiser Dzhemilev

Freedom of assembly
On 21/11 Moscow authorities detained political activist Nadir Fatov at an improvised memorial near the Kremlin where Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was gunned down last year. (RFE/RL, 21/11)

Right of association
On 21/11 a St Petersburg court sentenced Isa Ragimov to 12 years in prison for being a member of the banned Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir. (RFE/RL, 21/11)

On 22/11 about 200 prisoners barricaded themselves in Prison Colony No. 25 near Volgograd in protest against alleged abusive treatment. (Caucasian Knot, 25/11)

On 25/11 reports said police in Orel are under investigation after refusing to aid a woman just 40 minutes before she was beaten to death by her former partner. (The Moscow Times, 25/11)

The Great Terror
On 19/11 RFE/RL reported that Tomsk resident Denis Karagodin had managed to tracked down the names of the men who helped execute his great-grandfather in 1938 on charges of spying for the Japanese. (The Moscow Times, 21/11)

On 23/11 the International Memorial Society published a database containing personal data on 40,000 NKVD officials of the era of the Great Terror. (The Moscow Times, 24/11)

North Caucasus
On 24/11 two special forces officers and two suspected militants were killed in a gunbattle in Nazran, Ingushetia. (RFE/RL, 24/11)

On 24/11the European Court of Human Rights handed down two decisions on claims submitted by 16 relatives of Chechen residents, one of whom was killed by power agents and others went missing. (Caucasian Knot, 24/11)

On 21/11 Ukrainian Stanislav Klykh, recently sentenced to 20 years in prison, was given an additional sentence of one month for ‘contempt of court’, allegedly seen in his ‘insulting a prosecutor’. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 23/11) 

On 25/11 Khaiser Dzhemilev, son of Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev, was released from a penal colony in Astrakhan. (RFE/RL, 26/11)

On 25/11 separatist authorities in Donetsk said they had ‘deported’ Dozhd journalists Sergei Yerzhenkov and Vasily Polonsky. (RFE/RL, 25/11)
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28 Nov 2016, 03:39