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12 May 2017

posted 12 May 2017, 11:17 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 13 May 2017, 10:02 ]
At Least 11 Russian Activists Said Detained On Moscow's Red Square
At least 11 activists have been detained on Moscow's Red Square as they were reading Russia's constitution out loud, a group that monitors protest activity says. Among the activists detained on May 12 was Ildar Dadin, according to OVD-Info, a website that tracks the detention of activists. [...]
Source: RFE/RL [12 May 2017]

Navalny Returns To Russia, Urges Support For Rallies

Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny returned home on May 11 after surgery in Spain, which he said is restoring vision to his injured eye, and quickly returned to work on planned demonstrations. "I'm back," Navalny wrote on Twitter, while urging his supporters in a YouTube video to attend anticorruption rallies next month, which he said are planned in 147 Russian cities. He said that a presidential decree issued while he was in Spain to tighten the rules on holding such protests would not stop the planned events from going ahead. [...]
Source: RFE/RL [12 May 2017]

Russian Police Say Attack on Rights Activist Was in 'Defense' of Chechen Leader
Moscow police have refused to investigate an attack on a leading human rights official after claiming the assault was carried out to “protect” Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov. Igor Kalyapin, a member of Russia's Human Rights Council, was pelted with eggs in December 2014. He had appeared at a conference condemning Chechen authorities for their use of "mass punishment" as a weapon against armed groups. Moscow police formally refused Kalyapin's request to press a charge of hooliganism in July 2016, but only released a report on the decision in early 2017, MediaZona reported Friday. [...]
Source: The Moscow Times [12 May 2017]

In Ingushetia, two persons killed in attack on DPS checkpoint
In Malgobek, a checkpoint of the road-and-patrol service (known as DPS) was attacked. Two attackers were killed, and a policeman was wounded, a source reports. According to the source, the incident has occurred today at about 1:00 a.m. A policeman was wounded. Two attackers were killed, and law enforcers found weapons near their bodies, the "Interfax" reports with reference to the source. [...]

Source: Caucasian Knot [12 May 2017]

Russia’s youngest Ukrainian prisoner faints in court after week on hunger strike
19-year-old Artur Panov lost consciousness during a court hearing in Rostov on the Don on May 10, a week after he declared a dry hunger strike, demanding to be returned to Ukraine. He collapsed in the cage he and recognized political prisoner Maxim Smyshlayev were held in and an ambulance needed to be called. His lawyer had not been able to see the young man during the May holidays, and only learned that he was indeed still on hunger strike in the courtroom. [...]

Source: Human Rights in Ukraine [12 May 2017]

Andrei Rudomakha: activities of "EcoWatch" blocked by court proceedings
The Supreme Court of Adygea has rescheduled for May 17 the consideration of two complaints filed by the "Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus" (EcoWatch) against the Maikop City Court's resolution, which fined the organization 300,000 roubles, and Andrei Rudomakha 100,000 roubles. This has been told today to the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent by Andrei Rudomakha, the coordinator of the "EcoWatch". [...]

Source: Caucasian Knot [11 May 2017]

Navalny's supporters complain to court about inaction of Astrakhan Mayoralty
Today, Ilya Dyakonov, coordinator of Alexei Navalny's office in Astrakhan, has filed a lawsuit to the city court demanding to find illegitimate Astrakhan Mayoralty's inaction at considering notification about the action. [...]

Source: Caucasian Knot [11 May 2017]