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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Law of the Week: Article 205.5 of the Russian Criminal Code (Organisation of and participation in the activities of a terrorist organisation)

Week-ending 18 September 2020 On 16 September 2020 seven Muslims from Crimean were sentenced for offences under Article 205.5, Parts 1 and 2, of the Russian Criminal Code, along with…

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Law of the Week: Article 242 of the Russian Criminal Code [Illegal production or trafficking of pornographic materials or items]

Week-ending 4 September 2020 The artist and activist Yulia Tsvetkova is on trial, charged with an offence under Article 242, Part 3, Point b, of the Russian Criminal Code. Amnesty…

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Law of the Week: Article 280.1 of the Russian Criminal Code (Public calls for actions aimed at violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation)

Week-ending 28 August 2020 On Monday, 24 August 2020, a Russian military court sentenced Airat Dilmukhametov, a prominent opposition activist from the Bashkortostan region, to nine years in a high-security…

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Law of the Week: Parliament approves bill making inculcation of ‘Russian patriotism’ and ‘civic consciousness’ part of school curriculum

Week-ending 31 July 2020 On 24 July 2020 the Russian Parliament passed a bill (tabled in May by the President) which will make inculcation of ‘Russian patriotism’ and ‘civic consciousness’…

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