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Week-ending 30 June 2017

On 27/6 a Moscow court placed civic activist Mark Galperin under house arrest on extremism charges. (Radio Svoboda, 27/6)

On 27/6 members of Italian human rights organisation Antigone were each fined 2,000 roubles for violating migration rules in Nizhny Novgorod. (EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, 28/6)

On 29/6 Ilya Novikov, a deputy head of the Open Russia civic movement, said he had “temporarily” left Russia to avoid what he called “persecutions.” (RFE/RL, 30/6)

On 29/6 a jury convicted Zaur Dadayev of shooting dead Boris Nemtsov. Four others were convicted as accomplices. The men were allegedly promised $250,000 to kill Nemtsov. (BBC, 29/6)

Right of assembly
On 26/6 elderly people and women with children were among those detained at a protest in Simferopol protest over plans to ‘nationalize’ a children’s camp. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 30/6)

On 28/6 a court in Volgograd fined the mother of a teenager who took part in a rally in support of Aleksei Navalny on March 26 10,000 roubles. (Caucasian Knot, 28/6)

Right of association
On 26/6 Dzerzhinksy district court in St. Petersburg ruled to indefinitely terminate the activity of the Polish Community Association over fire safety violations. (RAPSI, 26/6)

On 28/6 St. Petersburg City Court upheld detention of Galina Shurinova, director of the city Scientology church. (RAPSI, 28/6)

On 28/6 a St. Petersburg district court remanded alleged Hizb ut-Tahrir member Magomet Akhimov in custody. (RAPSI, 28/6)

Freedom of expression
On 28/6 the Federation Council approved a bill to block mirror websites that contain illegal information. (RAPSI, 28/6)

On 29/6 Pavel Durov said Telegram would comply with new data laws but not share confidential user data. (BBC, 26/6, 29/6)

European Court of Human Rights / Council of Europe
On 28/6 Liudmila Savelieva applied to the ECtHR over the 2011 eviction of her family in Sochi. (Caucasian Knot, 28/6)

On 26/6 a lawyer acting for imprisoned journalist Zhalaudi Geriev, accused of drug trafficking, filed a complaint with the ECtHR. (Caucasian Knot, 26/6)

On 30/6 Russia said it is suspending its financial contributions to the Council of Europe. (RFE/RL, 30/6)

On 25/6 two suspected militants were reported killed by law enforcement officers in Khasavyurt. (Caucasian Knot, 25/6)

Rights in Russia,
2 Jul 2017, 14:27