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<< No 5 (238), 6 February 2017 >>

•  29 January to 3 February  •

== Domestic violence ==
Wednesday, 1 February – Federation Council passed a bill that would decriminalize some forms of domestic violence. (RFE/RL, 1/2)

== Opposition activists ==
Thursday, 2 February – journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza who works for Open Russia was hospitalised with organ failure, two years after he almost died of suspected poisoning. (BBC, 2/2)

Thursday, 2 February – ECtHR ordered Russia to pay more than 63,000 euros in compensation to opposition politician Aleksei Navalny for multiple violation of his right to peaceful protest. (BBC, 2/2)

Wednesday, 1 February – a district court in Kirov prohibited Aleksei Navalny from leaving the city until 10/2; on 2/2 the court dismissed a motion by Navalny to summon all defence witnesses to give testimony at the trial. (RAPSI, 2/2)

On 3/2 prosecutors asked a judge to convict Aleksei Navalny and hand him a suspended five-year sentence, a punishment he said was meant to bar him from elections. (RFE/RL, 3/2)

On 3/2 a Moscow district court dismissed a lawsuit filed by Ildar Dadin sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for violations of protest laws over his transfer to a prison in Altai region. (RAPSI, 3/2)

== North Caucasus ==
On 29/1 the authorities said security forces killed three suspected militants in Dagestan in a firefight. (RFE/RL, 29/1)

On 31/1 7 residents of Shelkovsky district of Chechnya allegedly planning to go to Syria were detained. (Caucasian Knot. 1/2)

On 2/2 Memorial Human Rights Centre said the authorities in Chechnya were checking NGOs that receive foreign funding and accusing NGO staff of ‘subversion.’ (Caucasian Knot, 2/2)

On 2/2 Memorial Human Rights Centre said Chechen authorities held Ingush resident Anzor Aliev hostage. (Caucasian Knot, 2/2)

On 2/2 reports said relatives cannot establish the whereabouts of Movsar Rashidov and fear he has been abducted by law enforcement officers. (Caucasian Knot, 2/2)

== Crimea ==
On 30/1 the FSB filed extremism charges against Ilmi Umerov, a leading Crimean Tatar official in Crimea. (RFE/RL, 30/1)

On 31/1 several dozen Russian lawyers issued a statement in support of jailed rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov and his colleagues. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 31/1)

On 3/2 a court in Crimea extended pre-trial detention of Volodymyr Balukh despite clear evidence the prosecution against him is politically motivated and he is being subjected to torture. (Human Rights in Ukraine, 3/2)

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