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Week-ending 3 March 2017








Six detained 

Nemtsov memorial 


Oleg Navalny 

Police abuse 

Seven arrested 

Four sentenced 

One shot dead
Human rights defenders 
On 26/2 Ildar Dadin was released from prison in the Altai region days after the Supreme Court overturned his conviction. (RFE/RL, 26/2; Human Rights in Ukraine, 28/2) 

On 28/2 police searched the family home of journalist and activist Zoya Svetova. (RFE/RL, 1/3) 

On 28/2 police searched the Moscow apartment of activist Elena Abdullayeva. (The Moscow Times, 28/2) 

On 2/3 rights defender Igor Kalyapin appealed to the Grozny police chief to start disciplinary proceedings against officers who failed to investigate the attack on him. (Caucasian Knot, 2/3) 

On 2/3 in Krasnodar a court sentenced human rights defender Vladislav Nikitenko to 6 years in prison. (Caucasian Knot, 2/3) 

Freedom of expression 
On 27/2 reports said Evgenia Chudnovets, jailed for reposting a child-abuse video to raise awareness, has filed an application to the ECtHR. On 28/2 the Supreme Court ordered a lower court to review the case. (RAPSI, 27/2; RFE/RL, 28/2) 

On 1/3 an appeal court overturned a ruling media outlet RBC and several of its journalists should pay Rosneft libel damages. (RAPSI, 1/3) 

Right of assembly 
On 26/2 police detained six people at an event to commemorate slain politician Boris Nemtsov in Moscow. (RFE/RL, 27/2) 

On 2/3 Moscow authorities again removed an improvised memorial to Boris Nemtsov. (RFE/RL, 2/3) 

On 2/3 Moscow City Court replaced the detention of Dmitry Buchenkov, charged with participation in the riots on Bolotnaya Square on May 6, 2012, with house arrest. (RFE/RL, 2/3) 

High profile cases 
On 27/2 a court in Orel region again denied parole for Oleg Navalny, brother of Aleksei Navalny. (RAPSI, 27/2) 

On 3/3 the RBC news site reported that Russia had refused to fulfil recommendations by the European Court on Human Rights on combating police abuse. (The Moscow Times, 3/3) 

Hizb ut-Tahrir 
On 1/3 reports said seven people had been arrested in Bashkiria on suspicion of recruiting members to the banned organization Hizb ut-Tahrir. (RAPSI, 1/3) 

On 3/3 a court in Khanty-Mansi region gave suspended sentences to four people who joined the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir. (RAPSI, 3/3) 

North Caucasus 
On 27/3 authorities said a local resident in the Dagestani village of Karamakhi who opened automatic fire on law enforcers was shot dead. (Caucasian Knot, 28/2)
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6 Mar 2017, 00:50