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6 September 2017

posted 6 Sep 2017, 16:39 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 6 Sep 2017, 16:45 ]

Russian Court Tells Aeroflot It Cannot Tell Air Hostesses What Size Clothes To Wear
A Moscow court has ruled in favor of a flight attendant who said Russia's flagship Aeroflot airline stopped assigning her to work on international routes because of her weight. The Moscow city court overturned a ruling by a district court that had rejected Yevgenia Magurina's contention that she was sidelined as part of Aeroflot's drive to make its cabin crews younger and more physically attractive. [...]
Source: RFE/RL [6 September 2017]

Moscow Court Sentences 'Shaltai-Boltai' Hackers To Prison
A Moscow court has sentenced two Russian hackers to three years in prison each for breaking into the e-mail accounts of top Russian officials and leaking them. Konstantin Teplyakov and Aleksandr Filinov were members of the Shaltai-Boltai (Humpty Dumpty in Russian) collective believed to be behind the hacking of high-profile accounts, including the Twitter account of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The two were found guilty of illegally accessing computer data in collusion with a criminal group. [...]
Source: RFE/RL [6 September 2017]

Protester at Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Rally Handed Prison Sentence
A Moscow court sentenced an anti-corruption protester to two and a half years behind bars on Wednesday in the first conviction handed down over the June 12 rallies, the Mediazona news website reported. The Tverskoi court sentenced Rasim Iskakov, 29, on charges of using violence against law enforcement for kicking two National Guard officers. In his final plea, Iskakov reportedly said he attended the anti-corruption protest “by accident, out of curiosity.” [...]
Source: The Moscow Times [6 September 2017]

Navalny Attacked With Sausages At Moscow Airport
Opposition leader and presidential hopeful Alexei Navalny said on Wednesday he was attacked with sausages as he returned from Europe. The incident took place after a young woman approached Navalny at the arrivals gate of Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport asking to take a picture, he wrote on his blog. “At this point, three fiends are swooping in from behind and throwing a bunch of sausages on my shoulders,” Navalny said. Police were standing nearby and “smiling,” he added. [...]
Source: The Moscow Times [6 September 2017[

Freed Activist Udaltsov Summoned Over Bolotnaya Protests
A left-wing activist who was released from prison in August for organizing anti-government demonstrations in 2012, was summoned on Wednesday as a witness in an investigation into the mass rallies. “The Investigative Committee officially informed me that I am summoned … for questioning as a witness on Sept. 8,” Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov wrote on Twitter. Udaltsov was released in early August after serving a 4.5-year term for organizing protests that turned violent on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration on May 6, 2012. [...]
Source: The Moscow Times [6 September 2017]