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Week-ending 14 October 2016

American Alumni Club


Roman Roslovtsev


Mark Feygin

Eight killed

Three killed

Three killed

Fedor Emelianenko

Three killed

Nils Muiznieks

Garry Kasparov

Ruslan Makarov


Hizb ut-Tahrir
Right of association
On 10/10 a district court in Samara upheld the Ministry of Justice's August decision to designate the American Alumni Club a foreign agent. (Global Voices, 13/10)

On 10/10 Moscow City Court upheld a July ruling on liquidation of the Golos association for voters’ rights. (RAPSI, 10/10)

On 14/10 a Moscow judge jailed anti-Putin activist Roman Roslovtsev for 20 days following his 21st arrest on 13/10 for his latest one-man protest. (RFE/RL, 14/10)

Freedom of expression
On 11/10 the website Deti-404 supporting LGBT teenagers was blacklisted by Roskomnadzor. (The Moscow Times, 11/10)

Freedom of movement
On 13/10 lawyer Mark Feygin said the Federal Bailiff Service had forbidden him to leave Russia. (The Moscow Times, 13/10)

North Caucasus
On 9/10 police said they had shot dead 8 militants in Chechnya. (RFE/RL, 9/10)

On 10/10 security forces in Dagestan said they had killed three militants in the region of Suleiman-Stal. (RFE/RL, 10/10)

On 12/10 security forces in Dagestan said they had killed at least three militants in the region of Karabudakhkent. (RFE/RL, 12/10)

On 12/10 a man in Moscow reportedly attacked the daughter of mixed martial artist Fedor Emelianenko, days after he quarrelled publicly with Ramzan Kadryov. (The Moscow Times, 12/10)

On 13/10 police in Kabardino-Balkaria said they killed three armed men. (RFE/RL, 14/10)

Council of Europe
On 11/10 the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner Nils Muiznieks said he had cancelled a trip to Russia due to what he called "unacceptable" restrictions. (RFE/RL, 11/10)

On 11/10 the ECtHR ruled that the rights of Garry Kasparov, who failed to take part in an opposition rally in Samara in 2007, have been violated. (RAPSI, 11/10)

On 11/10 the ECtHR awarded journalist Ruslan Makarov 1,500 euros’ compensation for being forcibly committed to a psychiatric institution, a violation of his right to liberty and security of person. (The Moscow Times, 11/10)

On 12/10 the PACE condemned ‘Russian aggression’ in eastern Ukraine in a historic ruling. (The Moscow Times, 13/10)

On 12/10 the FSB arrested members of an alleged ‘terrorist cell’ in Crimea. The individuals are believed to be members of the banned organization Hizb ut-Tahrir. (The Moscow Times, 12/10)
Rights in Russia,
16 Oct 2016, 23:29