News digest for October 18-24

News digest for October 18-24

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October 18

  • Nizhny Novgorod court recognized the “Male State” as an extremist organization and banned it in Russia
  • “Council of USSR Citizens” was recognized as extremist in Krasnodar
  • Investigators refused to open a case of two Chechens torture in a pre-trial detention center
  • Former Governor of Khabarovsk Sergei Furgal asked to consider his case in a jury

October 19

  • Vyacheslav Maltsev supporter from Saratov was sentenced to six years in prison. Sergei Ryzhov was accused of preparing a terrorist attack and illegal acquisition and storage of explosives
  • The ECHR found that the Russian authorities were responsible for the abduction and torture of the moderator of the telegram channel about human rights violations in Chechnya Salman Tepsurkaev
  • The arrest of the leaders of the Ingush protest was extended until February 2022
  • ECHR awarded 60 thousand euros to the mother of a resident of Ingushetia killed during a special operation
  • Conditions of detention in the pre-trial detention center of the defendant in the “Novoye Velichie” case Anna Pavlikova recognized as torture

October 20

  • Petersburg activist who supported the Crimean Tatars was searched in the case of justifying terrorism
  • New searches of Jehovah’s Witnesses went in Moscow and the Moscow Region
  • Shaninka rector, who was under house arrest, was taken to a hospital with a hypertensive crisis. Later, he underwent urgent heart surgery
  • Forbes found out that the examination of the case of ex-deputy head of education Rakova and Shaninka rector Zuev was ready before the Ministry of Internal Affairs was asked to check contracts with the university
  • The court in Rostov-on-Don asked the defendants in the Bakhchisarai case “Hizb ut-Tahrir” for terms from 13 to 20 years in a strict regime
  • Five defendants in “At-Takfir Val-Hijra” case from Karachay-Cherkessia were sent to a pre-trial detention center
  • Ukrainian activist Oleg Prikhodko deprived of letters and medicines in prison for three months
  • Alexey Navalny received the Sakharov Prize from the European Parliament
  • A criminal case was opened against a guy and a girl who took a photo with imitation of oral sex at the background of St. Basil’s Cathedral
  • In Petersburg it was refused to initiate a case against a policeman who broke the arm of Mediazona photojournalist

October 21

  • Viktor Filinkov, convicted in the St. Petersburg “Network” case, was sent to the punishment cell for the eighth time in three months
  • Supporter of Vyacheslav Maltsev, who was sentenced to eight years in prison, reported suspicion of a dangerous infectious disease
  • Two more criminal cases were opened against the ex-governor of the Khabarovsk Sergey Furgal: organizing a criminal community and fraud
  • The prosecutor’s office came with a check to Shaninka university
  • Moscow court appointed Sergei Vasilenko, a defendant in the “palace case” three years and three months in a colony. A man is accused of setting fire to the wheel of a Rosgvardia car during a rally in support of Alexei Navalny on January 31
  • Kaliningrad court appointed compensation for two and a half years in the pre-trial detention center for Nikolai Sentsov, a defendant in the BARS case – he will be paid 150 thousand rubles (about 1850 euros). The defense asked for 6 million rubles (about 74 000 euros)
  • The Supreme Court of Russia approved the conviction of a Kaluga resident who was convicted in the case of justifying terrorism due to a comment on the social network
  • Six employees of the prosecutor’s office were fired because of likes and subscriptions to social networks of the Anti-Corruption Fund

October 22

  • Searches came in the Moscow region in a blogger and a journalist houses who recorded violations during the elections
  • Jehovah’s Witness was sentenced to six years in colony for faith in Sevastopol
  • A resident of Syktyvkar, Elena Rodvikova, was fined 350 thousand rubles (about 4300 euros) for calls to destroy “Putler” and “Gosdura”. She was found guilty under articles on incitement to terrorism and extremism

October 23

  • The Ministry of Internal Affairs put on the wanted list a programmer who handed over to human rights defenders the FSIN archive with torture of convicts
  • Several dozen prisoners in a colony near Kaluga cut their veins due to complaints about beatings and conditions of detention
  • Investigative Committee opened a criminal case on insulting the feelings of believers on the webcam model, who bared her breasts in the background of St. Basil’s Cathedral
  • Fraudsters tried to withdraw money from the accounts of Karina Turcan, convicted in the espionage case
  • The government has reissued the decree according to which messengers are required to identify users by phone number

October 24

  • The police came to the St. Petersburg bar during a meeting of the associates of the activist Pavel Krysevich and sealed it, despite the absence of violations
  • The Ministry of Internal Affairs has put on the wanted list an acquaintance of the defendants in the “Network” case, Alexei Poltavets, who, being abroad, confessed to journalists in the murder in Penza

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