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8 June 2017

posted 8 Jun 2017, 15:25 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 8 Jun 2017, 15:32 ]
Offices Of Prison Rights Group Searched In Moscow
Law enforcement authorities have carried out an unannounced search at the Moscow office of a Russian human rights organization that advocates for inmates. Olga Romanova, the director of Rus Sidyashchaya, told RFE/RL that officers of the Moscow police directorate for economic security and the fight against corruption searched the group's headquarters and seized documents related to its financial activities. Romanova also said that the officers said the search was linked to an investigation into alleged embezzlement of state budget funds. [...]
Source: RFE/RL [8 June 217]

St. Petersburg Church of Scientology executive director put in detention
The Nevsky District Court of St. Petersburg on Wednesday ordered the detention of executive director of Church of Scientology local religious group, Galina Shurinova, until August 5, RAPSI reports from the courtroom. Shurinova is charged with participating in an extremist organization, illegal business, inciting hatred and enmity, and violation of human dignity. Law enforcement officers have seized literature banned in Russia as extremist during searches at her premises, an investigator said in court. [...]
Source: RAPSI [8 June 2017]

Alleged member of St. Petersburg Church of Scientology detained in extremism case
The Nevsky District Court of St. Petersburg on Wednesday ordered the detention of the alleged member of Church of Scientology in St. Petersburg Anastasia Terentyeva, who stands charged with participating in an extremist organization, RAPSI reports from the courtroom. Defense asked the court to place Terentyeva under house arrest, or release her on a 1-million-ruble bail ($17,600) or travel restrictions. The defendant said in turn that detention is an excessive measure, and expressed her willingness to cooperate with investigators. [...]
Source: RAPSI [7 June 2017]

Chechen Prosecutor's Office demands to block 12 materials on Internet
The Chechnya Prosecutor's Office found 12 materials on the Internet offending religious feelings of believers and filed lawsuits to court to block access to those resources. On June 7, the lawsuits were filed to the Lenin District Court of Grozny, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was informed by an official from the Prosecutor's Office. "In accordance with the norms of the Russian legislation, publication of materials that offend the religious feelings of believers, as well as propaganda of hatred and enmity on the basis of national or religious principle, is not allowed. After pronouncement of a court decision, all companies providing Internet communication services in our region will be obliged to block access to those resources. We expect the relevant court decision to be pronounced in the near future," said an official from the Prosecutor's Office. [...]
Source: Caucasian Knot [8 June 2018]

250,000 roubles allocated for victims of special operation in Nalchik
Each of five residents of Nalchik, whose property was damaged during a special operation carried out by law enforcers in January 2016, will receive 50,000 roubles, reports an official from the Ministry for Emergencies (MfE). The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on January 15, 2016, the counterterrorist operation (CTO) legal regime was introduced in Nalchik. Law enforcers cordoned off a private house in Tsiolkovsky Street, and residents of neighbouring houses were evacuated. During the assault of the house, a member of the armed underground, identified as Alim Nakhushev, born in 1977, was killed. [...]
Source: Caucasian Knot [8 June 2017]