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Week-ending 20 January 2017



7 detained

Minor fined



Adoption law

Yukos case


60 detained

3 detained



Militants' burials

Vinohradov, Kharchenko
Domestic violence
On 19/1 a State Duma Committee recommended adoption of a bill to reduce penalties for domestic violence. (RAPSI, 19/)

Right of assembly
On 17/1 Moscow City Court upheld extension of detention for Bolotnaya Square suspect Dmitry Buchenkov. (RFE/RL, 17/1)

On 19/1 seven were detained at a march in memory of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova. (Caucasian Knot, 19/1)

Freedom of expression
On 16/1 a court in Essentuki fined an underage girl 50,000 rubles for ‘extremist’ Internet messages. (RAPSI, 16/1)

On 17/1 police searched the home of poet Aleksandr Byvshev’s seizing his computer, in connection with new charges related to his poetry. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 19/1; RFE/RL, 18/1)

European Court of Human Rights
On 17/1 the ECtHR ruled against Russia in the case of the 2007 unlawful detention and beating of Sultan Barakhoev, resident of North Ossetia, by police officers. (Caucasian Knot, 17/1)

On 17/1 the ECtHR ruled a law barring Americans from adopting Russian children led to Convention violations. (RFE/RL, 17/1)

On 19/1 the Constitutional Court ruled Russia need not comply with a ECtHR ruling in the Yukos case. (RAPSI, 19/1)

North Caucasus
On 15/1 one of Ramzan Kadyrov’s personal bodyguards was reported to have been executed. (RFE/RL, 17/1)

On 16/1 reports said about 60 militants associated with Islamic State were detained in Chechnya. (Caucasian Knot, 16/1)

On 16/1 law enforcement said three residents of Shali, Chechnya, were detained on suspicion of involvement in illegal armed groups. (Caucasian Knot, 16/1)

On 16/1 reports said Russian Justice Initiative had submitted evidence of female circumcision in Dagestan to the Prosecutor's Office. (Caucasian Knot, 16/1)

On 17/1 Ruslan Magomedov was shot dead by police officers in Dagestan. (Caucasian Knot, 17/1; 19/1)

On 19/1 reports said bodies of militants killed in Grozny on 17-18/12 have been buried in unmarked graves near Grozny. (Caucasian Knot, 19/1)

On 16/1 reports said the FSB is preparing ‘extremism’ charges against Andriy Vinohradov and Natalya Kharchenko in Simferopol. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 16/1)
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22 Jan 2017, 11:22