Legal Case of the Week: Military court dismisses appeal by Crimean Tatar blogger Nariman Memedeminov against conviction for inciting extremism

Week-ending 15 May 2020 Russian Court Rejects Crimean Blogger’s Appeal A Russian military court has rejected an appeal by Crimean Tatar blogger Nariman Memedeminov to overturn his conviction on charges…

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Legal Case of the Week: Journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva says charges against her are ‘act of intimidation’

Week-ending 1 May 2020 Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva says charges against her are ‘an act of intimidation’ In February 2019, police in Pskov, in northwestern Russia, raided the home of journalist Svetlana…

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Legal Case of the Week: Konstantin Kotov sentenced to 18 months in prison colony

Week-ending 24 April 2020 Russia: Prisoner of conscience Konstantin Kotov will remain in jail Following today’s decision by Moscow City Court to uphold the conviction of human rights defender Konstantin…

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Legal Case of the Week: Committee to Protect Journalists calls for dropping of all charges against journalist Abdulmumin Gadzhiev

Week-ending 17 April 2020 CPJ Calls For Release Of Editor Held In Daghestan On ‘Terrorism’ Charges The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on authorities in the Russian republic…

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Legal Case of the Week: Trial of journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva charged with justifying terrorism to begin 20 April

Week-ending 10 April 2020 Russian radio journalist accused of justifying terrorism goes on trial The Second West District Military Court will start hearing a case against journalist of the radio…

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Legal Case of the Week: Lev Ponomarev files complaints against police for arrest and beating at peaceful protest

Week-ending 27 March 2020 HRD Lev Ponomarev detained during peaceful protest and beaten by police On 14 March 2020, human rights defender Lev Ponomarev was violently detained during a peaceful…

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