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4 September 2017

posted 4 Sep 2017, 14:46 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 4 Sep 2017, 14:47 ]

Aeroflot gender discrimination case reaches court in Moscow
Flight attendants claim airline’s campaign to use younger, more attractive staff is latest example of Russia’s ‘war against women’
Two Aeroflot flight attendants are to have their gender discrimination claims against the airline heard in court in Moscow this week in the first case of its kind to involve a major, state-controlled Russian company. The two women, both in their 40s, are suing after the Russian carrier photographed and measured all flight attendants and, their claim argues, took those women who were a Russian size 48 (a UK size 14) or larger off the much coveted – and better paid – long-haul international flights. They are among hundreds of female Aeroflot employees who say they’ve been discriminated against. [...]
Source: The Guardian [4 September 2017] 

Navalny Campaign Coordinator In Kazan Ordered Jailed A Second Time
KAZAN, Russia -- A court in the capital of Russia's Tatarstan region, Kazan, has for the second time jailed the coordinator of opposition politician Aleksei Navalny's presidential campaign. The Vakhitov district court ruled on September 4 that Elvira Dmitriyeva was guilty of violating regulations governing public gatherings and ordered her held in custody for 10 days. [...]
Source: RFE/RL [4 September 2017]

Moscow Court Upholds Acclaimed Director Serebrennikov's House Arrest
A Russian court has rejected director Kirill Serebrennikov's bid for release on bail but slightly softened the conditions of his house arrest. The Moscow City Court issued the ruling on September 4. Serebrennikov was detained on August 22 and could be sentenced to 10 years in prison if tried and convicted on fraud charges he has dismissed as unfounded and absurd. Some 1,300 young artists and other cultural figures have signed a petition in support of Serebrennikov, who investigators accuse of embezzling at least 68 million rubles ($1.1 million) in state arts funding. [...]
Source: RFE/RL [4 September 2017]

At Least 17 Detained At Myanmar Embassy in Moscow Protesting Rohingya 'Genocide'
At least 17 people protesting the treatment of the Rohingya people have been detained near the Myanmar Embassy in Moscow, the state-run TASS news agency cited a law enforcement source as saying Monday. “Among them are 15 men and two women. They are all North Caucasus natives,” the source said, adding that up to 25 people remain near the cordoned diplomatic mission. [...]
Source: The Moscow Times [4 September 2017]