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Week-ending 15 June 2018



Human rights defenders
On 14/6 a court overturned the April acquittal of historian Yury Dmitriev and ordered a retrial. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 15/6)

On 12/6 the ECtHR ruled Russia wrongly revoked the residence permit of US rights activist Jennifer Gaspar. (RFE/RL, 12/6)

LGBT rights
On 14/6 police briefly detained British LGBT rights campaigner Peter Tatchell in central Moscow for what they said was an illegal protest over LGBT rights. (RFE/RL, 14/6)

On 15/6 reports said the ECtHR has registered complaints filed by LGBT activists from seven Russian cities over refusals to permit LGBT actions. (Caucasian Knot, 15/6)

Right of assembly
On 10/6 as many as 5,000 demonstrators in central Moscow protested against mass violations of human rights in Russia and called for the release of political prisoners. (RFE/RL, 10/6)

On 14/6 Aleksei Navalny was released from jail after serving a 30-day jail sentence for a Moscow protest. (RFE/RL, 14/6)

Freedom of expression / Access to information
On 10/6 reports said Omsk schoolteacher Viktoria Popova was sacked for posting photos of herself online. (BBC, 13/6)

On 13/6 Moscow police attempted to derail a theatre performance by Teatr.doc about jailed Chechen rights activist Oyub Titiev. (Caucasian Knot, 13/6; The Moscow Times, 14/6)

On 14/6 Moscow City Court upheld a lower court’s ruling to block Telegram messenger across Russia. (RAPSI, 14/6)

On 14/6 Aleksei Navalny was fined for failing to delete parts of a video about businessman Alisher Usmanov. (RAPSI, 14/6)

On 11/6 deputy Interior Ministry minister Igor Zubov denied officials are destroying archived records of people who survived the Soviet-era Gulag. (The Moscow Times, 11/6)

Right of association
On 12/6 police in Vladivostok disrupted the founding of a branch of Open Russia, detaining five activists. (RFE/RL, 12/6)

North Caucasus
On 15/6 detained Nazran resident Ibragim Aliev was killed in an attempt to escape, officials said. (Caucasian Knot, 15/6)

Ukraine
On 9/6 Stanislav Klykh, a citizen of Ukraine, who was convicted in Chechnya, declared a hunger strike. (Caucasian Knot, 9/6)

On 15/6 Ukraine's human rights ombudswoman said she was not allowed to visit Oleg Sentsov. (BBC, The Moscow Times, 15/6)

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Rights in Russia,
17 Jun 2018, 15:19
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