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Week-ending 13 October 2017

posted 16 Oct 2017, 04:40 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 16 Oct 2017, 08:11 ]

Right of assembly
On 7/10 more than 260 people were detained across Russia as Navalny supporters staged protest rallies on Putin’s 65th birthday. (The Guardian, 7/10; Amnesty International, 7/10)

On 7/10 at least 30 people were detained at a protest in support of Navalny in Krasnodar. (Caucasian Knot, 8/10)

On 8/10 Dmitry Titkov was detained for 16 hours by Sochi police after holding a pro-Navalny picket. (Caucasian Knot, 8/10)

Right of association
On 10/10 the director of Navalny's Anticorruption Foundation, Roman Rubanov, was briefly detained and told to return to a law enforcement agency for questioning on 13/10. (RFE/RL, 10/10)

On 11/10 a Moscow court dismissed an appeal by Otkrytaya Rossiya, registered in the UK, against its designation as an “undesirable organization.” (RAPSI, 11/10)

Freedom of expression
On 9/10 Krasnodar-based blogger Mikhail Malakhov was summoned for police questioning on suspicion of instigating hatred against police officers. (The Moscow Times, 10/10)

On 11/10 lawyers for Zhalaudi Geriev challenged the refusal to transfer the journalist's case for consideration to the cassation instance of the Supreme Court. (Caucasian Knot, 11/10)

North Caucasus
On 8/10 seven prisoners from Chechnya stopped their hunger strike, begun on 2/10, over conditions. (Caucasian Knot, 12/10)

On 10/10 Russia announced terms of payment of compensation awarded by the ECtHR to relatives of those killed and injured in the 2004 Beslan School terrorist attack. (Caucasian Knot, 10/10)

On 10/10 the ECtHR ruled that Russia violated the right to life of 21 residents of the Chechen village of Novye Aldy, killed by law enforcers in 2000. (Caucasian Knot, 10/10)

On 10/10 two alleged militants were killed in a counterterrorist operation in Shamil district, Dagestan. (Caucasian Knot, 10/10)

On 12/10 reports said the federal Investigative Committee is investigating allegations of torture by Dagestani police officers in Akhvakh district. (Caucasian Knot, 12/10)

On 11/10 six Crimean Tatars, alleged members of the Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir, banned in Russia, were detained on suspicion of extremism in Bakhchysaray. (RFE/RL, 11/10)

On 12/10 reports said Ukrainian doctors had not been allowed to visit Ukrainian citizen Pavlo Hryb held in a Krasnodar remand prison, despite intervention by the ECtHR. (Caucasian Knot, 12/10; Human Rights in Ukraine, 11/10; 13/10)

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16 Oct 2017, 04:45