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28 July 2017

posted 28 Jul 2017, 10:24 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 30 Jul 2017, 09:45 ]

FSB Detains Seven Central Asians On Suspicion Of Plotting Attacks
The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) says it has detained seven people from Central Asia on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks in St. Petersburg. In a July 28 statement, the FSB said the detainees are suspected of plotting attacks on railway trains and public sites in Russia's second-largest city. The statement did not name the suspects or specify their citizenship. Rights groups say Russian law enforcement authorities sometimes target Central Asians and migrants from other mainly Muslim countries or regions of Russia without grounds. [...]
Source: RFE/RL [28 July 2017]

Investigators detain member of Volgograd Human Rights Council
Yury Golder, a member of the Volgograd Human Rights Council (HRC), has been detained on suspicion of commercial bribery, and investigators prepare a request for his detention, the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) reports. The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on July 26, Yury Golder, a member of the Volgograd Human Rights Council, the leader of the Volgograd Association for the Protection of Consumers' Rights, and his assistant were detained. Yury Golder is suspected of commercial bribery of a businessman, reported the Volgograd HRC's head. Colleagues of Yury Golder associate his prosecution with his human rights activities. [...]

Source: Caucasian Knot [27 July 2017]

Relatives of Chechen residents from "execution list" complain about threats
Relatives of the residents of Chechnya enrolled in the so-called "execution list" published by the “Novaya Gazeta”, were forced to sign statements that their relatives had left for Syria or left home by themselves, the Russian BBC Service reports. According to relatives of those on the list published by “Novaya Gazeta”, they know nothing about the fate of their relatives since the police had detained them. As stated by the Russian BBC Service, several relatives claim that they had been forced to sign blank sheets. What happened then to their signatures, they do not know. [...]
Source: Caucasian Knot [27 July 2018]

Case of Moscow unauthorized rally participant set for July 31
The Tverskoy District Court will begin hearing the case against Dmitry Krepkin, a participant of the unauthorized March 26 rally in Moscow, who stands charged with attacking a police officer, lawyer Ilnur Sharapov told RAPSI on Friday. According to investigators, the defendant resisted police officers and kicked one of them. Krepkin was put in detention until August 16. Earlier, the court sentenced three other participants of the rally. Yury Kuliy and Alexander Shpakov to 8 months in penal colony settlement and 1.5 years in prison respectively. Kuliy and Shpakov have pleaded guilty to the use of violence against a representative of authority. [...]
Source: RAPSI [28 July 2017]