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Week-ending 25 November 2011

posted 27 Nov 2011, 12:25 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 27 Nov 2011, 12:26 ]

Magnitsky probe extended

Gulevich moved to  hospital 

Detentions of Tajiks continue

Activists detained at MGU

Prudnikov detained

Demonstrators attacked

Groups monitored

OSCE publishes interim report 

Putin caricatures banned in Nizhny

Priests in elections

Challenge to law on parole 

Cinemas declineKhodorkovsky
Pre-trial detention 
Investigators declined (24/11) to close a probe against Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer who died in pre-trial detention, extending the investigation by two months. (The Moscow Times, 25/11) 

Natalia Gulevich, gravely ill in pre-trial detention, was transferred on 22/11 to a hospital after a ruling issued by the European Court of Human Rights. (RIA Novosti, 22/11) 

Campaign against Tajiks 
According to reports, as of 23/11 the detentions of Tajik migrants were continuing despite the release of Russian pilot Vladimir Sadovnichy and a fellow Estonian pilot by the Tajik authorities on 22/11. (The Moscow Times, 24/11) 

Right of assembly 
15 activists were detained at an unsanctioned protest at Moscow State University on 19/11 protesting the use of the university to promote the United Russia party. (Chtodelatnews, 21/11) 

Opposition activist Oleg Prudnikov of Left Front was sentenced (22/11) to 7 days in jail for refusing to follow police instructions at a Moscow demonstration against election abuses on 21/11. (RFE/RL, 22/11) 

Participants in a St. Petersburg demonstration on 20/11 against a homophobic bill were attacked by a group of young people, Sova Centre reported. (, 22/11) 

On the eve of the State Duma elections transport police are monitoring the movements of the leaders of informal groups, Interfax reported (, 22/11) 

An interim report on the election campaign has been published by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. The report registered concerns about the fairness of the electoral process. (, 22/11) 

Elections authorities in Nizhny Novgorod prohibited the Communists from satirizing Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in caricatures because he did not give permission for it, Kommersant reported 23/11. (The Moscow Times, 24/11) 

Oleg Matveichev, deputy governor in the Volgograd region, confirmed local officials asked priests to campaign for the ruling party. (The Moscow Times, 21/11) 

Yukos affair 
Platon Lebedev has challenged the law that allows a request for parole to be rejected, if a prisoner has not admitted guilt, in the Constitutional Court. (, 23/11) 

Nineteen out of 20 Moscow cinemas have refused to screen Cyril (Kirill) Tuschi’s documentary Khodorkovsky. (, 22/11)