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Week-ending 2 June 2017

Right of association
On 2/6 Valentina Cherevatenko, head of Women of the Don, was formally charged with intentionally avoiding registration of her NGO as a “foreign agent.” (RFE/RL, 2/6)

Right of assembly
On 25/5 Danish national Dennis Christensen was arrested in Orel after attending a Jehovah's Witnesses meeting. (The Moscow Times, 29/5)

On 29/5 in Makhachkala all those detained at an anticorruption rally on 27/5 were released; 3 were charged with violating rally procedures, one with disorderly conduct. (Caucasian Knot, 29/5)

On 31/5 in Rostov-on-Don a court fined Timofei Martynenko, a volunteer at Aleksei Navalny’s local office, for taking part in in a rally on 26/3. (Caucasian Knot, 31/5)

On 1/6 Aleksei Navalny said Moscow officials had refused permission for a protest to be held on 12/6. (RFE/RL, 2/6)

Freedom of expression
On 27/5 Moscow police detained a young boy reciting poetry. (RFE/RL, 29/5)

On 31/5 the Supreme Court quashed the verdict against journalist Elena Nadtoka, fined in 2004 for criticism of the mayor of Novocherkassk. (Caucasian Knot, 31/5)

On 31/5 a Moscow court ruled in favour of Alisher Usmanov in his defamation lawsuit against Aleksei Navalny. (RFE/RL, 31/5)

Elections
On 30/5 the ECtHR ruled Russia violated rights of individuals to participate in elections to the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly in 2011. (RAPSI, 30/5)

On 31/5 unknown assailants attacked the landlord of Aleksei Navalny's campaign headquarters in Irkutsk. (RFE/RL, 31/5)

Activists
On 31/5 a court ruled Ildar Dadin must be paid 2.2m roubles compensation for unlawful prosecution. (RAPSI, 31/5)

On 1/6 a district court in Chelyabinsk ruled Aleksei Moroshkin must be released from a psychiatric hospital, where he has been held since 2015 for inciting ‘separatism’ online. (RFE/RL, 1/6)

Chechnya
On 27/5 Magomed Daudov, Speaker of the Parliament of Chechnya, claimed he was not involved in the persecution of members of the LGBT community. (Caucasian Knot, 29/5)

On 30/5 Amnesty International said it has gathered more than 500,000 signatures against persecution of men perceived to be gay in Chechnya. (Amnesty International, 30/5)
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