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Week-ending 16 June 2017

Right of assembly
On 16/6 OVD-Info reported that 1,720 protesters were detained on 12/6 (866 in Moscow, 658 in St. Petersburg). Amnesty International said protesters were subjected to cruel and degrading treatment. (OVD.Info, 16/6; Amnesty International, 14/6)

On 12/6 protest organizer Aleksei Navalny was sentenced to 30 days' jail [later reduced to 25 days]. (BBC, 12/6; RFE/RL, 16/6)

On 14/6 at least 16 were detained outside the State Duma as they protested against a housing demolition programme. (New York Times; RFE/RL, BBC, 14/6)

On 14/6 high school teacher Aleksandr Korovainy in Krasnodar said he was fired after attending a 12/6 protest. (Meduza 16/6)

On 15/6 a court fined Ildar Dadin 20,000 roubles after he read aloud from the Russian Constitution on 12/6. (RFE/RL, 15/6)

On 15/6 Vladislav Zdolnikov and Aleksandr Brusentsev from the Anticorruption Foundation fled to Ukraine. (RFE/RL, 16/6)

On 16/6 a Moscow court placed 17-year-old protester at the 12/6 rally Mikhail Galayshkin under house arrest. (RAPSI, 16/6)

Freedom of expression
On 12/6 in Makhachkala a Caucasian Knot correspondent was assaulted while filming the protest rally. (Caucasian Knot, 12/6)

On 16/6 Dozhd reported independent news outlet RBC bought by oligarch Grigory Berezkin. (The Moscow Times, 16/6)

On 13/6 Lom-Ali Gaitukayev, convicted of organizing the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, died in prison. (RFE/RL, 13/6)

Lawyers, Activists
On 14/6 in St Petersburg rights activist Dinar Idrisov sentenced to 14 days for “petty hooliganism”. (Front Line Defenders, 16/6)

On 14/6 an Orel court turned down a request by Oleg Navalny, brother of Aleksei, to mitigate his sentence. (RFE/RL, 14/6)

On 15/6 Ella Pamfilova said Navalny is almost certain to be barred from the 2018 presidential election. (RFE/RL, 15/6)

On 15/6 the High Court in Russian-annexed Crimea ruled detained Akhtem Chiygoz, head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, not be allowed to see his dying mother. (RFE/RL, 15/6) 

On 16/6 activist Aleksei Moroshkin was released from a psychiatric clinic. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 16/6)

Chechnya
On 14/6 two LGBT young people Chechnya alleged they were tortured and beaten in Chechnya. (Caucasian Knot, 14/6)

On 15/6 the authorities in Chechnya said they have dropped charges against Murad Amriev. Amriev, who alleges he was tortured in 2013, fled to Belarus on 7/6. (RFE/RL, 15/6)
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19 Jun 2017, 10:55
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