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No. 4 (28 January) 2013

Rights in Russia: Week-ending 25 January 2013 

Lev Ponomarev on the law banning adoptions by US citizens (Echo of Moscow)

Lev Ponomarev on government use of repressive measures against civic activists (Echo of Moscow)

Georgy Satarov on the Opposition Coordinating Council (OCC) and 13 January (Ezhednevnyi zhurnal)

From the Russian Media
Ministry of Justice Refuses to Consider Shield and Sword a Foreign Agent (Forbes)

Ministry of Justice refuses to recognise Chuvashia NGO as 'foreign agent' (

Mother's Right Foundation threatened with closure - Foundation to help the families of soldiers who have died is itself in need of our help (Novaya gazeta)

Maksim Trudoliubov on the security services' deep distrust of independence in society (Vedomosti) in English
Razvozzhaev Admitted to Detention Centre Hospital

Lawyer lodges appeal against investigators’ inaction in embezzlement case uncovered by Magnitsky

Mikhail Fedotov asks Investigative Committee to look into Sergei Krivov's hunger strike

European Court ruling on Aleksei Pichugin application comes into force 

Court refuses to reduce Lebedev's sentence 

Justice Ministry does not consider human rights activity political

Experts in international law discuss "anti-Magnitsky" legislation 

Not everyone is cut out to be a foreign agent... 

Public Prosecutor’s Office to examine alleged unlawful detention of civil rights activist in Kazan psychiatric hospital 

Aleksandr Dolmatov's Mother Writes Letter to Queen of Netherlands 

Statement by Novaya Gazeta on the progress of the Politkovskaya and Shchekochikhin murder investigations 

Hundreds of St. Petersburg Residents Pay Last Respects to Renowned Lawyer and Human Rights Defender 

Court finds extension of Razvozzhaev’s detention lawful 

Picketers against homophobia beaten up in Voronezh 

Aleksandr Dolmatov remembered at rally outside Dutch Embassy 

To Remember is to Fight: On Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova 

Yury Schmidt: Defender of the Fatherland 

Presidential Council on Human Rights calls for rejection of bill on insulting feelings of believers

“We remember Stas and Nastya”. reports 

Justice Minister on the "law" and NGOs