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Week-ending 23 June 2017

Right of assembly
On 19/6 Moscow City Court dismissed an appeal against the 18-month sentence handed down to Yury Kuly. (RAPSI, 19/6)

On 22/6 Moscow City Court upheld a court ruling that Bolotnaya Square defendant Maksim Panfilov receive compulsory treatment as an in-patient in a psychiatric hospital.  (RAPSI, 22/6)

Freedom of expression
On 19/6 Rossiiskaya gazeta journalist Petr Pliev was allegedly assaulted in North Ossetia. (Caucasian Knot, 21/6)

On 20/6 a Grozny court gave Rizvan Ibragimov a suspended sentence on a charge of extremism. (Caucasian Knot, 22/6)

On 20/6 Moscow City Court upheld the conviction of Boris Mironov for extremism. (RAPSI, 20/6)

On 21/6 reports said Krasnodar activist Natalya Kudeeva (Smirnova) was jailed for 14 days for reposting a public demonstration of Nazi symbols. (Caucasian Knot, 21/6)

On 21/6 the State Duma approved a bill to allow classifying personal data of top officials. (RFE/RL, 22/6)

On 23/6 Telegram founder Pavel Durov refused an official request to allow government to access users' chat histories and encryption keys. (New York Times, 23/6)

LGBT rights
On 20/6 the European Court of Human Rights ruled legislation banning promotion of homosexuality encourages homophobia and discrimination. (The Guardian; Amnesty International, 20/6)

On 20/6 Russian LGBT Network said it has enabled over 50 gays to leave Chechnya since 1/4. (Caucasian Knot, 20/6)

Activists 
On 21/6 reports said Moscow activist Denis Bakholdin is being held in a remand prison in Bryansk three months after he disappeared in Kyiv. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 21/6)

On 23/6 the Central Electoral Commission said Aleksei Navalny could not stand in the 2018 presidential election. (BBC, 23/6)

Crimea 
On 20/6 Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz, in pre-trial detention, was allowed to see his dying mother for 10 minutes. (RFE/RL, 20/6)

On 21/6 the trial of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov for alleged separatism resumed in Simferopol. (RFE/RL, 21/6)

On 20/6 reports said a Crimean member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses must pro vide ‘proof of change of faith’ to be eligible for alternative civilian service. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 20/6)

On 21/6 Ukrainian activist Natalya Kharchenko fled to Ukraine from Crimea to avoid ‘persecution’ by the FSB. (RFE/RL, 21/6)


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25 Jun 2017, 11:00
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