News of the Day: 1 September 2021

The Moscow Times: Russia on Wednesday reported 18,368 new coronavirus cases and 790 deaths.

RFE/RL: Nakia Sharifullina, a noted teacher and founder of Islamic schools for girls in Russia’s Tatarstan region, has been handed a suspended two-year sentence for organizing the activities of a banned Islamic group.

RFE/RL: A Moscow court has handed a suspended sentence to a participant of the January 23 rally to support opposition politician Aleksei Navalny after convicting him of attacking an officer and damaging a police car during the dispersal of demonstrators.

The Moscow Times: Russian police have detained Anastasia Vasilyeva, the doctor-turned-activist linked to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, near her Moscow office, her lawyer said Wednesday. 

Human Rights in Ukraine: Russia’s Supreme Court is to review the case file and rulings in the prosecution of Yury Dmitriev, world-renowned historian of Stalin’s Terror and head of the Karelia branch of the Memorial Society.  The Court’s request for the case file was reported on 31 August 2021 by the Memorial Society which notes that this review is “Yury Dmitriev’s last chance for a just examination of the charges against him within the Russian court system.”  As reported, an application was filed in March this year with the European Court of Human Rights. 

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