News digest for September 27 – October 3

News digest for September 27 – October 3

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September 27

  • Participant of Magas protest in 2019 was sentenced to 11 months in prison
  • Ex-head of Navalny’s Saratov headquarters was accused in a “sanitary case”
  • Jehovah’s Witness from Ufa was given two years probation
  • The defendant in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir” case was placed in a punishment cell three times a month in the colony
  • The Prosecutor General’s Office has recognized the “European Network of Election Observation Organizations” as “undesirable” in Russia

September 28

  • The ex-head of the Khabarovsk Navalny headquarters was sentenced to three years probation under the “Dadinskaya” article
  • A case was initiated against Navalny and his associates on the creation and leadership of an extremist community

September 29

  • Group-IB founder Ilya Sachkov was sent to jail in the case of high treason
  • The court appointed a year and a half in a colony-settlement to a resident of Vladimir in the case of pushing a police officer at a rally on January 23
  • The Ministry of Justice recognized OVD-Info, Mediazona, Zona Prava, Nizhny Novgorod Center for German and European Culture, Center for Gender Studies in Ivanovo as foreign agents, as well as the publisher and editor-in-chief of Mediazona, 18 coordinators of Golos and two members of the Golos Council

September 30

  • In Moscow, the police came to search the parents of The Insider founder Roman Dobrokhotov in the case of “illegal border crossing”. He was put on the wanted list
  • The Russian-British Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences – Shaninka – appears as a contractor in the criminal case of the ex-deputy head of the Ministry of Education Rakova
  • Protection of Crimean Tatars filed a complaint against SIZO-3 in Novocherkassk
  • Jehovah’s Witness from Kabardino-Balkaria was awarded compensation for unfounded criminal prosecution
  • The head of the human rights project “Apology of Protest” was fined under five protocols on “undesirable organization”
  • ECHR bans Russia from deporting human rights defender Valentina Chupik to Uzbekistan

October 1

  • The Moscow City Court upheld the verdict of Lyubov Sobol on the “sanitary case”. She has already left Russia
  • A court in Moscow fined Memorial Human Rights Center 300 thousand rubles (about 3 552 euros) due to the lack of marking of the “foreign agent” in the appeal to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Restraint extended to DOXA editors until November
  • Former Governor of the Khabarovsk Sergei Furgal was left in jail for another two months
  • House arrest for a Kemerovo blogger accused of inciting hatred of police officers was extended for a month

October 2

  • Human rights activist Valentina Chupik left Russia. She flew to Yerevan
  • Investigative Committee opened a criminal case on “insulting the feelings of believers” because of the “provocative photo” in the background of St. Basil’s Cathedral

October 3

  • An activist and ex-candidate for the State Duma in the Altai Territory, who is being persecuted under the “Dadinskaya article”, left Russia

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