Week-ending Friday, 23 June

<< No.24 (258), 25 June 2017 >> — RIGHT OF ASSEMBLY – On 19/6 Moscow City Court dismissed an appeal against the 18-month sentence handed down to Yury Kuly. (RAPSI, 19/6) On 22/6 Moscow City Court upheld a court ruling that Bolotnaya Square defendant Maksim Panfilov receive compulsory treatment as an in-patient in a psychiatric…

No Time to Cheer

<< No 9 (242), 6 March 2017 >> ♦  What Dadin’s release means for Russia’s other political prisoners  ♦ “OPPOSITION ACTIVIST ILDAR DADIN left a prison in Rubtsovsk … on Sunday,” reported the Associated Press on 26 February. “Dadin was freed from his jail in the remote Altai Region in southern Siberia after Russia’s Supreme…

Crimean farmer a political prisoner

<< No 7 (240) 20 February 2017 >> ♦  Vladimir Balukh in detention for refusing Russian citizenship  ♦ Vladimir BALUKH, a farmer and pro-Ukrainian activist who remained a citizen of Ukraine after 2014 and refused to become a citizen of Russia, has been charged with committing crimes under Article 222, Section 1 (illegal possession and…

No transfer of Ukrainian prisoners

<< No 7 (240), 20 February 2017 >> ♦  Sentsov and Kolchenko are “Russian citizens”  ♦ Russian officials have again refused to transfer the defendants in the Crimea case, Oleg SENTSOV and Alexander KOLCHENKO, to Ukraine. The Memorial Human Rights Centre has declared them political prisoners. According to OVD-Info, the Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Justice,…

Open Letter about Crimea

<< No 6 (239) February 2017 >> ♦  Lawyers in Russia express their concern  ♦ Russian lawyers concerned about the current situation of observance of human rights and freedoms in Crimea, in particular the prosecution of their colleague EMIL KURBEDINOV, have published an open letter. Since 2014 the Russian authorities in Crimea have consistently stifled…

Lawyer detained in Crimea

<< No 5 (238), 6 February 2017 >> • FSB officers detain Nikolai Polozov in Simferopol • Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers in Crimea have detained prominent lawyer Nikolai Polozov.A Radio Svoboda (RFE/RL) [r] journalist reported that six FSB officers arrested the lawyer at a hotel in Simferopol. He was taken to a police…