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Week-ending 30 September 2016











Freedom of expression
Journalist Denis Korotkov, a correspondent for the St. Petersburg-based site, has been charged after filming himself taking part in vote-rigging to prove fraud in recent elections. (The Moscow Times, 27/9)

On 27/9 journalist Grigory Pasko was attacked by unknown assailants in the city of Barnaul in the Altai region. (RFE/RL, 27/9)

On 29/9 reports said state-owned oil giant Rosneft is suing the RBC news outlet for more than 3.1bn roubles ($49.2m) in libel damages for an April 2016 article alleging CEO Igor Sechin asked the RF government to stop BP from getting a larger stake in the company. (The Moscow Times, 29/9)

Right of assembly
On 27/9 police arrested anti-Putin protestor Roman Roslovtsev after he appeared in Red Square with a sign saying ‘I Am Not Afraid Of 212.1!’. (RFE/RL, 27/9) 

Gender rights
On 27/9 head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill signed a petition calling for a ban on abortion. (RFE/RL, 28/9)

On 28/9 a fan threw a banana onto the field in an apparent racist gesture at the Rostov-on-Don football stadium during a Champions League game. (The Moscow Times, 29/9)

North Caucasus
On 26/9 Ravil Kaibaliyev, deputy imam of a mosque in the village of Kara-Tyube, Stavropol region, was shot dead by unknown assailants. (RFE/RL, 27/9)

Government personnel
On 26/9 RBC reported Aleksandr Bastrykin, head of the Investigative Committee, had submitted his letter resignation on 20/9. (The Moscow Times)

On 29/9 the Supreme Court upheld the decision of a Crimean court to ban the Mejlis. Mejlis’ lawyer Kirill Koroteyev said the court’s ruling will be appealed at the ECtHR. (RFE/RL, 29/9)

Flight MH17
On 28/9 the Joint Investigation Team said in an interim report that the fatal crash of Flight MH17 in July 2014 was caused by a Russian-made Buk missile fired from territory controlled by separatists in eastern Ukraine. (The Moscow Times, 28/9)

On 28/9 and 1/10 the largest hospital in rebel-held Aleppo was reportedly hit by forces loyal to the Russia-backed government. (The Guardian, 1/10)
Rights in Russia,
3 Oct 2016, 01:50