Legal Case of the Week: Khabarovsk protester Aleksandr Prikhodko faces charges for repeated violation of public assembly regulations

Arrest of RusNews journalist / Photo via OVD-Info: screenshot from RusNews YouTube channel Aleksandr Prikhodko was one of over 20 peaceful protesters detained by police in Khabarovsk on 10 October…

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Legal Case of the Week: Six Jehovah’s Witnesses convicted of belonging to an extremist organisation and given suspended sentences

Week-ending 9 October 2020 On 8 October 2020 in the city of Ulyanovsk six Jehovah's Witnesses were given suspended sentences ranging from two and a half to four years, with…

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Legal Case of the Week: Court increases sentence handed down to Gulag historian Yury Dmitriev to 13 years’ imprisonment

Week-ending 2 October 2020 On Tuesday, 29 September, the Supreme Court of Karelia increased the term of imprisonment to be served by human rights activist and historian Yury Dmitriev from…

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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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Legal Case of the Week: Seven Crimean Tatars given long sentences for membership of Hizb ut-Tahrir

Week-ending 18 September 2020 From left Seiran Saliyev, Ernes Ametov, Server Mustafayev, Memet Belyalov, Timur Ibragimov, Server Zekiryaev, Edem Smailov, Suleyman (Marlen) Asanov. Photo: Crimean Solidarity On Wednesday, 16 September…

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Legal Case of the Week: Court upholds fine on David Frenkel, victim of police assault

Week-ending 11 September 2020 David Frenkel suffered a broken bone in the incident at a St. Petersburg polling station in late June. Source: RFE/RL On Thursday, 10 September 2020, RFE/RL…

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Legal Case of the Week: Two Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to four years in prison

Week-ending 4 September 2020 On Wednesday, 2 September 2020, a court in Russia's Siberian city of Kemerovo sentenced two Jehovah's Witnesses to four years in prison each, RFE/RL reported. Sergei Britvin…

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Legal Case of the Week: Airat Dilmukhametov sentenced to nine years in a high-security prison on extremism charges
Airat Dilmukhametov appears in court in Samara on July 14. Photo: Idel.Realii

Legal Case of the Week: Airat Dilmukhametov sentenced to nine years in a high-security prison on extremism charges

Week-ending 28 August 2020 Airat Dilmukhametov appears in court in Samara on 14 July. Photo: Idel.Realii On Monday, 24 August 2020, a Russian military court sentenced Airat Dilmukhametov, a prominent…

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Legal Case of the Week: Aleksandr Shabarchin receives two years’ imprisonment in Perm Putin effigy case

Week-ending 21 August 2020 Defendants in the ‘Putin effigy’ case. From left to right: Aleksandr Shabarchin, Daniil Vasiliev and Aleksandr Kotov. Photo: Aleksandra Semenova/ Novaya gazeta On Tuesday, 18 August…

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