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Week-ending 28 July 2017

Right of association
On 25/7 charges against Valentina Cherevatenko under the foreign agent law were reported dropped. (The Moscow Times, 25/7)

On 26/7 Yury Golder of the Volgograd Human Rights Council was detained on suspicion of bribery. (Caucasian Knot, 27/7)

On 27/7 the Supreme Court increased the sentence of Ruslan Zeytullaev, convicted of establishing a cell of Hizb ut-Tahrir, banned in Russia, from 12 to 15 years in prison. (RAPSI, 27/7)

Right of assembly
On 24/4 activist Sergei Mokhnatkin, jailed for assaulting police at a protest, was reported on hunger strike. (RFE/RL, 24/7)

On 25/7 police in Kemerovo dispersed a rally in support of Aleksei Navalny. (RFE/RL, 25/7)

On 26/7 Dmitry Ishevsky, imprisoned in the Bolotnaya Square case, was released from prison. (RFE/RL, 26/7)

On 26/7 Moscow City Court upheld a fine imposed on Ildar Dadin for holding an unauthorized one-person picket. (RAPSI, 26/7)

Freedom of expression
On 24/7 Dmitry Bogatov detained on charges of online extremism was placed under house arrest. (The Moscow Times, 24/7)

On 26/7 Volgograd Navalny activist Aleksei Volkov was charged with desecrating military symbols. (RFE/RL, 26/7)

Torture / Conditions / Due process
On 25/7 lawyers for St. Petersburg bombing suspects, Akram and Abror Azimov, have alleged torture. (RFE/RL, 25/7)

On 25/7 the ECtHR ordered Russia to pay 6,000 euros in compensation to Temirlan Eskerkhanov, convicted of involvement in Boris Nemtsov's killing. (RFE/RL, 25/7)

North Caucasus
On 24/7 Memorial Human Rights Centre named 13 detainees among 27 feared to have been secretly shot dead by police in Chechnya. (BBC, 25/7)

On 25/7 reports said about 10 men have been detained for online criticism of Ramzan Kadyrov.. (The Moscow Times, 25/7)

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31 Jul 2017, 06:37