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2 December 2016

posted 1 Dec 2016, 23:59 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 2 Dec 2016, 00:01 ]
Jailed opposition activist Dadin to spend 6 months in solitary confinement

Russian activist Ildar Dadin sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for numerous violations of protest laws has been put in solitary confinement for 6 months, his wife Anastasia Zotova wrote on her Facebook account on Thursday. Reportedly, he was punished for a fight with his cellmate. Dadin was convicted on December 7, 2015. Initially he received a 3-year prison term. The Moscow City Court later reduced the sentence to 2.5 years. Zotova wrote on Facebook in early November that her husband had been beaten and received murder threats when transferred to a penal colony in Karelia. The Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) launched a probe into the allegations. Later, the FSIN announced that independent medical commission from a local hospital had not found injuries on Dadin’s body. [...]
Source: RAPSI [1 December 2016]

ECtHR orders Russia to pay €38,000 to shooting spree victims
The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Thursday Russia to pay 38,000 euros in damages to three victims of a 2009 shooting spree in a Moscow shopping center caused by police major Denis Yevsyukov. Yevsyukov, at that time the chief of the police department of Tsaritsyno district, wearing his police uniform and armed with a handgun went on a rampage killing two individuals and wounding seven others. Altogether, more than 20 people were recognized as victims of the shooting spree. The crime sparked public outcry and resulted in dismissal of several top police officials in Moscow. In 2011, a broad reform centered around a police law was conducted. Yevsyukov was convicted and sentenced to life in 2010 by the Moscow City court. The ruling was later upheld by the Russian Supreme Court. [...]
Source: RAPSI [1 December 2016]