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Week-ending 29 June 2018

Human rights activists; lawyers
On 26/6 the highest court in Chechnya upheld extension of Oyub Titiev’s pretrial detention until 9/7. (Caucasian Knot, 26/6)

On 28/6 the Investigative Committee laid new charges against historian Yury Dmitriev. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 28/6)

On 29/6 a Moscow court began hearing in absentia a case against former Yukos lawyer Pavel Ivlev. (RAPSI, 29/6)

Aleksei Navalny
On 25/6 a court extended by one year the five-year suspended sentence given to Navalny in the Kirovles case. (RFE/RL, 25/6)

On 26/6 a court ordered Aleksei Navalny to retract a bribery allegation against Mikhail Prokhorov. (RFE/RL, 26/6)

On 26/6 reports said Navalny Sochi activist Dmitry Titkov has applied for political asylum in Sweden. (Caucasian Knot, 25/6)

On 27/6 Navalny activist Vladimir Dubovsky was detained after finishing a 15-day jail term. (RFE/RL, 27/6)

On 29/6 Oleg Navalny, Aleksei’s brother, was released from prison after serving 3.5 years. (RFE/RL, 29/6)

Right of assembly
On 27/6 journalist Yulia Faizrakhmanova from Tatarstan was charged with attending an illegal protest against President Putin and may face a fine or jail. (RFE/RL, 27/6)

On 28/6 Amnesty International cautiously welcomed a resolution by the Supreme Court to provide guidance for administrative cases concerning freedom of assembly. (RFE/RL, 28/6)

Freedom of expression
On 26/6 reports said copies of a local newspaper in south Russia were seized by authorities after it covered the government’s proposal to raise the retirement age. (The Moscow Times, 26/6)

LGBTI rights
On 28/6 Ramzan Kadyrov dismissed the PACE resolution calling on Russia to investigate the persecution of LGBTI people as based on fake news. (Caucasian Knot, 28/6)

Crimea / Ukraine
On 26/6 a Crimean court overturned grounds for detention of activist Ihor Movenko. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 27/6)

On 27/6 jailed Ukrainian activist Oleksandr Kostenko was put in solitary confinement weeks before his release. (RFE/RL, 28/6)

On 27/6 the hunger strike of jailed Crimean activist Volodymyr Balukh entered its 101st day. (The Moscow Times, 27/6)

On 28/6 Ukrainian rights ombudsperson was not allowed to see Oleg Sentsov. (RFE/RL, 28/6; Human Rights in Ukraine, 29/6)

Rights in Russia,
1 Jul 2018, 14:45