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Week-ending 1 June 2018

Oyub Titiev
On 28/5, Adam Titiev, nephew of Oyub Titiev, was arrested on charges of possessing drugs. (Caucasian Knot, 28/5)

On 28/5 reports said more than 50,000 people have signed the petition for the release of Oyub Titiev. (Caucasian Knot, 28/5)

On 31/5 a judge extended until 9/7 the pretrial detention of rights defender Oyub Titiev. (RFE/RL, 31/5)

Right of association
On 28/5 the Saratov NGO Regional Organization for Diabetics was ruled to be a ‘foreign agent’ and fined. (RFE/RL, 28/5)

Right of assembly
On 26/5 Gleb Mazalov and Nikolai Recoubratsky were briefly detained on Moscow’s Pushkin Square while holding a #FreeSentsov placard. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 28/5)

Trial by jury
On 1/6 the law extending the use of jury trial took effect for certain offences. (RAPSI, 1/6)

Foreign citizens
On 29/5 Slawomir Debski, head of Poland's Institute of International Affairs, was refused entry at Domodedovo and banned from entering Russia until March 2021. (RFE/RL, 29/5)

On 30/5 Bill Browder was briefly detained in Spain on a Russian Interpol arrest warrant. On 29/5 a Moscow court dismissed his appeal re his right to rehabilitation. (RFE/RL, 30/5; RAPSI, 29/5)

Statistics
On 28/5 the children’s ombudsperson said appeals to her office were up; on 30/5 rights ombudsperson said fewer minors were convicted and jailed; on 31/5 the federal bailiff’s agency said 2.3 million Russians were banned from foreign travel. (RAPSI, 28/5, 30/5; The Moscow Times, 31/5)

Freedom of expression
On 28/5 Roskomnadzor said it had asked Apple to block Telegram in Russia. On 31/5 Pavel Durov said Apple prevented Telegram from updating globally (RFE/RL, 29/5, 31/5)

Ukraine
On 26/5 prosecutors asked for a 14-year prison term for Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, on trial in Moscow on espionage charges. (RFE/RL, 28/5)

On 28/5 Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, on hunger strike since 14/5, agreed to receive medical treatment. RFE/RL, 29/5)

On 29/5 Ukraine staged the murder of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko in Kiev in what it said was a sting operation to foil a Russian assassination plot. (BBC, 30/5; RFE/RL, 31/5)

On 1/6 Crimean civic activist Oleksandr Kolchenko went on hunger strike. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 1/6)
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3 Jun 2018, 22:52
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