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4 July 2017

posted 4 Jul 2017, 10:25 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 4 Jul 2017, 11:15 ]
Russia May Delay New Surveillance Legislation Until 2023
Russia may delay implementing a strict new surveillance law for five years. The new measures, which were introduced last year as part of controversial new anti-terror legislation, were due to come into force in 2018. But officials are now considering pushing the amendments back to 2023 in order to give struggling Russian firms more time to invest in the technology needed to comply with the legislation, Russia's Vedomosti newspaper reported Tuesday. [...]
Source: The Moscow Times [4 July 2017]

ECtHR ruling on U.S. nationals’ complaint over Russian adoption ban takes effect
The ruling of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in favor of U.S. nationals, who had complained of violating their rights by banning them from adoption of Russian children, became effective. Requests for referral of the case to the court’s Grand Chamber for review submitted by the applicants and by the Russian Government were dismissed. According to Russian lawmakers, the ban is justified by the deaths of Russian-born children adopted by American parents. [...] In January, the ECtHR held that rights of the American parents had been violated. Specifically, Russian authorities violated Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights (right to family life) through unlawful and disproportionate interference with family lives of the applicants. In addition, Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) was also violated as applicants were targeted on the grounds of their nationality. The court awarded the applicants €75,000 jointly in compensation plus $14,600 in respect of costs and expenses. [...]
Source: RAPSI [4 July 2017]

Teenager charged with violence against National Guard officer to stay under house arrest
Moscow City Court has upheld the ruling of a lower court putting a 17-year-old Mikhail Galayshkin, charged with using violence against a National Guard officer at an unauthorized rally on June 12, under house arrest, the court’s press-service told RAPSI on Tuesday. On June 16, the Basmanny District Court ruled to put the defendant under house arrest until August 13. His communication, including right to use Internet, has been restricted. Investigators claim that earlier Galyashkin participated in another unauthorized rally on March 26. They believe that the teenager’s actions stem from the lack of appropriate attention from the defendant’s mother. [...]
Source: RAPSI [4 July 2017]

Khiramagomed Magomedov sentenced to nine years in prison
The North-Caucasian District Military Court has found Khiramagomed Magomedov, a Dagestani public activist, guilty and sentenced him to imprisonment in a high-security penal colony. The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in his final speech, Khiramagomed Magomedov, one of the leaders of the public organization "Union of the Just", declared his innocence, but did not ask for an acquittal. [...]
Source: Caucasian Knot [3 July 2017]

Zaur Dadaev declares his innocence and describes his everyday life in prison
After the guilty verdict pronounced in the case of the Boris Nemtsov's murder, Zaur Dadaev still does not admit his guilt. He called suspicious the long discussion of the verdict by the jury. The man has said that he holds the fasting in prison and reads books on history. The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that investigators call Lieutenant Zaur Dadaev, a former officer of the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MIA), a killed of Boris Nemtsov. Zaur Dadaev has repeated his statements about torture after his detention. He has added that all the other defendants are also not guilty. [...]

Source: Caucasian Knot [3 July 2017]