News digest for October 11-17

News digest for October 11-17

October 11

  • Alexei Navalny was removed from the register as “prone to escape” and immediately put on the register as an “extremist”
  • It became known that during searches of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Irkutsk, security forces tortured believers
  • Searches of alleged Jehovah’s Witnesses went in Khabarovsk
  • A Jehovah’s Witness from Russia was detained in Belarus. He asked for political asylum
  • 59-year-old Jehovah’s Witness from Krasnodar was sentenced to four years and two months in prison
  • The ex-head of “Otkritka” was charged in the final version with carrying out the activities of an “undesirable” organization. His guilt, according to the investigation, is proved by 30 posts on Facebook

October 12

  • First administrative cases were opened in Russia against people recognized as the media “foreign agents”. Protocols under the article on non-compliance with the requirements for “foreign agents” were drawn up by human rights activist Lev Ponomarev and the head of the public organization “Yakutia – Our Opinion” Stepan Petrov
  • A resident of Adygea was sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of involvement in “At-Takfir wal-Hijra”

October 13

  • The Supreme Court refused to consider the appeal against the verdict of the Karelian “Memorial” head Yuri Dmitriev
  • Former director of “Otkritka” Andrei Pivovarov measure of restraint was extended in the case of the activities of the “undesirable organization”. He will stay in the pre-trial jail at least until November 29
  • The former head of the Serpukhov district, Shestun, was placed in a punishment cell. It is also reported that the FSIN officers beat him

October 14

  • The head of the “Doctors Alliance” was appointed a year of restriction of freedom in the “sanitary case”
  • Russian Supreme Court upholds verdict of Karine Turcan in espionage case
  • Kolomna eco-activist Vyacheslav Yegorov was sentenced to a year and three months in a colony under the “Dadinskaya” article
  • Dagestan journalist Abdulmumin Hajiyev was left in a pre-trial jail for another three and a half months. He is accused of financing ISIS – allegedly Hajiyev transferred money through charitable foundations to a preacher associated with terrorists
  • Arrested journalist Ivan Safronov banned from correspondence in a pre-trial jail
  • After a provocation during a film screening at the “International Memorial” office, the police did not let the participants and employees leave the building for several hours
  • The Ministry of Justice entered the human rights organization “Yakutia – Our Opinion” into the register of “foreign agents”
  • The Ministry of Justice demanded to deprive Ivan Pavlov of his lawyer status again

October 15

  • The Crimean court extended the arrest of Ismet Ibragimov, accused of involvement in the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir, for another three months
  • Employees for combating economic crimes came to the “International Memorial” building and demanded documents on the activities of the project since its inception
  • Bailiffs came to “Committee for Civil Rights” and arrested part of the property
  • The Moscow City Court approved the verdict for the defendant in the “palace case” Yevgeny Yessenov – four years in prison because of a rally in support of Alexei Navalny
  • The Ministry of Justice entered “Rosbalt” and the “Republic” into the register of media – “foreign agents”

October 16

  • The court in Moscow refused to “OVD-Info” in the suspension of the status of “foreign agent” on the day of submission of quarterly reports