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Week-ending 7 July 2017

Aleksei Navalny
On 4/7 a group of self-declared Putin supporters attacked Aleksei Navalny’s Krasnodar campaign office. (Caucasian Knot, 5/7)

On 6/7 investigators raided the Moscow election office of Aleksei Navalny. Volunteer Aleksandr Turovsky was hospitalized. (RFE/RL, 6/7; The Moscow Times, 7/7)

On 7/7 Aleksei Navalny was released after serving 25 days in jail. (RFE/RL, 7/7)

Freedom of expression
On 3/7 President Putin signed a law blocking copies of websites containing ‘illegal information’ (mirror websites). (RAPSI, 3/7)

On 6/7 Roskomnadzor restricted access to several extremist websites at the Prosecutor General’s request. (RAPSI, 6/7)

On 7/7 blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky had his suspended sentence cut by one year three months. (The Moscow Times, 7 /7)

Right of assembly
On 4/7 Moscow City Court upheld a lower court ruling that 17-year-old Mikhail Galayshkin, charged with violence at the 12/6 rally, be placed under house arrest. (RAPSI, 4/7)

On 5/7 a court in Astrakhan fined Boris Kolomin, organizer of a peaceful protest on 12/6, 10,000 roubles. (Caucasian Knot, 5/7)

Domestic violence, children
On 1/7 the law largely decriminalizing domestic violence came into effect. (The Washington Post, 5/7)

On 4/7 the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights in favour of U.S. nationals banned from adopting Russian children entered into force. (RAPSI, 4/7)

On 5/7 children's rights ombudsperson Anna Kuznetsova called for a review of the prosecution of Oksana Tkachenko for attempted murder of her husband. (RAPSI, 5/7)

North Caucasus
On 3/7 a court sentenced activist Khiramagomed Magomedov to 9 years in jail on charges of extremism. (Caucasian Knot, 3/7)

On 4/7 reports said Sharip Zaipullaev had disappeared when visiting family in Dagestan. (Caucasian Knot, 7/7)

On 5/7 reports said Khasanbi Khupsergenov and Akhmed Khupsergenov, jailed in connection with the 2005 attack on Nalchik, alleged they have been tortured. (Caucasian Knot, 5/7)

On 6/7 Novaya gazeta said the Investigative Committee had yet to respond to its call for an investigation into the persecution of LGBT people in Chechnya. (Caucasian Knot, 6/7)

Housing
On 1/7 President Putin signed a law authorizing demolition of Soviet-era Moscow apartment buildings. (RFE/RL, 1/7)


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