Weekly Update week-ending 25 September 2020

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Magomed Khamkhoev, a participant in the March 2019 protest in Ingushetia, is a political prisoner

18 September 2020 Magomed Khamkhoev is facing unsubstantiated charges of inciting violence not dangerous to life or health against law enforcement officers during the forcible dispersal of a peaceful rally…

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Grigory Melkonyants: People should be concerned not about the fairness of the elections overall but specifically about protecting the integrity of their own vote

18 September 2020 Elena Zholobova interviews Grigory Melkonyants, co-chair of the Golos movement, on the lessons of the recent elections Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Internet Journal “7x7”] The September…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 172: The Centre for Combating Extremism is giving lessons, the police are inactive, and activists are suffering.

25 September 2020 Illustration: Anna Goremyka for OVD-Info Hi! The Centre for Combating Extremism is looking for assistance from teachers, while the police in various regions are failing to prevent…

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Remember the Date. Attempt to bomb an apartment building – or a training exercise – in Ryazan on 22 September 1999

Week-ending 25 September 2020 Photo: Ryazan Kremlin (Wikipedia) On 22 September 1999 a suspicious device similar to those used in the recent bombings in Moscow was found and defused in…

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Law of the Week: Article 212.1 of the Russian Criminal Code on ‘repeated violation’ of public assembly regulations

Week-ending 25 September 2020 Article 212.1 of the Russian Criminal Code. Repeated violation of the established procedure for organising or conducting an assembly, rally, demonstration, march or picket Violation of…

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Legal Case of the Week: Human Rights Defender Server Mustafayev sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment

Week-ending 25 September 2020 Photo: Front Line Defenders On 23 September 2020 Front Line Defenders issued a statement condemning the conviction on 16 September 2020 of human rights defender Server…

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