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Week-ending 18 May 2018

Right of assembly 
On 13/5 Moscow police detained at least 20 protesting against government attempts to curtail Internet freedom. (RFE/RL, 13/5) 

On 15/5 a Moscow court jailed Aleksei Navalny for 30 days for repeated violations of public assembly rules and failing to comply with police instructions. (RFE/RL, 15/5) 

Freedom of conscience 
On 16-17/5 police raided the homes of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Orenburg and Birobidzhan. (RFE/RL, 18/5) 

Freedom of expression 
On 14/5 the Investigative Committee said ex-director of the Gogol Centre Theatre Aleksei Malobrodsky would be released from pretrial detention. (RFE/RL, 15/5) 

On 17/5 the state media watchdog briefly blocked the WhatsApp nessaging service. (The Moscow Times, 17/) 

On 17/5 Moscow police detained Elena Malakhovskaya, an anchor of Aleksei Navalny’s online TV channel over the 5/5 protest. (RFE/RL, 17/5) 

On 18/5 Dmitry Bogatov, administrator of a Tor node, was acquitted of terrorism charges. (The Moscow Times, 18/5) 

Freedom of movement 
On 15/5 the ECtHR ruled Russia’s refusal to issue Aleksei Navalny a passport had been unlawful. (RFE/RL, 15/5) 

On 15/5 Russia issued a visa to German journalist Hajo Seppelt following international pressure. (The Moscow Times, 15/5) 

Crimea
On 14/5 jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov began a hunger strike. (RFE/RL, 17/5) 

On 15/5 a new trial of Volodymyr Balukh, an imprisoned pro-Kyiv activist on hunger strike for 55 days, began in Crimea. (RFE/RL, 15/5) 

On 15/5 the trial ended of five Crimean Tatars accused of involvement in a pre-annexation demonstration. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 15/5) 

On 15/5 Crimean Tatar Nedim Khalilov was deported to Uzbekistan. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 17/5) 

On 17/5 around 20 young people were detained who gathered to mark the anniversary of the 1944 Deportation of the Crimean Tatar people. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 18/5) 

On 18/5 police in Simferopol briefly detained dozens of Crimean Tatars who tried to commemorate victims of the 1944 deportation. (RFE/RL, 18/5)
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21 May 2018, 07:02
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