News digest for October 4-10

News digest for September 27 – October 3

October 4

  • Security officials detained eight Muslims in Moscow on charges of involvement in the banned “Hizb ut-Tahrir”
  • Yakut shaman, who was marching against Putin, was sent to the Novosibirsk psychiatric hospital
  • Homeless man who dried socks on the Eternal Flame was accused of rehabilitating Nazism
  • Journalist Ivan Safronov’s arrest was extended for three months
  • Convicted in the case of “Hizb ut-Tahrir” received an additional term for talking with cellmates in a pre-trial detention center
  • Krasnoyarsk court sent a Jehovah’s Witness to jail. This man has five children
  • Searches of alleged Jehovah’s Witnesses came in Irkutsk

October 5

  • Ivankin, convicted in the Network case, said that in the prison hospital he was forced to confess guilt in the case of a murder near Ryazan
  • In Chelyabinsk, more than two million rubles (about 25 000 euros) were collected from the alleged organizers of the winter actions in support of Alexei Navalny
  • Six Muslims were detained in Moscow and Moscow region for reading Said Nursi books
  • Crimean courts left Crimean Tatar activists, accused of involvement in the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir, in custody until January
  • The Smolensk activist was prosecuted for justifying terrorism due to the posting of the video “Judge Gramm” on VKontakte. The recording is not considered prohibited and is available on YouTube
  • Gulagu.Net reported about receiving “more than 40 GB of video, documents and photos” with cases of torture in places of detention

October 6

  • Activist Pavel Krysevich was left in a pre-trial detention center. The court dismissed the appeal of the defense for the extension of the preventive measure
  • Blogger Yuri Khovansky arrest was extended for a month in the case of justifying terrorism because of a song about “Nord-Ost”
  • The wife of the person involved in the Network case, Ivankin, asked the Investigative Committee and the Prosecutor General’s Office to initiate a torture case. Earlier Ivankin confessed in the murder under pressure
  • The convict in the “Petersburg case” was assigned a new penalty in the colony and was found “prone to systematic violation of the rules”

October 7

  • Another criminal case opened against Voronezh activist accused of extremism
  • Leader of the “Left Resistance” guilty verdict was approved
  • The Moscow City Court rejects Meduza’s complaint about the inclusion in the register of “foreign agents”

October 8

  • The prosecution requested three years in prison for the Kolomna activist, who opposed the construction of a landfill, under the “Dadinskaya” article
  • Security officials come with mass searches to Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Kurgan Region
  • The editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta won the Nobel Peace Prize
  • The Ministry of Justice included nine people and three companies in the register of “foreign agents”. Among them are Bellingcat, MNews and Caucasian Knot, journalists from Radio Liberty and other independent publications, as well as the head of the Media Rights Protection Center Galina Arapova

October 9

Yakut shaman Alexander Gabyshev