News digest for November 15-21

News digest for November 15-21

November 15

  • Bashkir opposition leader Airat Dilmukhametov is kept in a Trans-Baikal colony under especially strict conditions
  • In Rostov-on-Don, the prosecutor’s office demanded that the sentence be toughened for one of the convicted Jehovah’s Witnesses. He has already been sentenced to six and a half years in prison
  • New detentions of Jehovah’s Witnesses took place in the Astrakhan
  • Members of the unregistered party “The Other Russia of E. V. Limonov” were searched in Moscow

November 16

  • Supreme Court: Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Worship Services cannot be considered as the activities of an extremist organization
  • The ECHR declared illegal the fine imposed on “Golos” due to the publication of the “Map of violations” in 2011
  • Amendments to the law on “foreign agents” were submitted to the State Duma
  • Roskomnadzor has blocked the website of the “Side by Side” LGBT Film Festival
  • The court gave a four-year suspended sentence to a Moscow teenager in the case of the use of violence against a national guard at a rally on January 23

November 17

  • The prosecutor’s office has approved the indictment in the case of the ex-head of the Serpukhov district of the Moscow region. Aleksandr Shestun is charged under articles on threats of murder and harm to health against a judge, contempt of court and insulting a government official. Ex-official has already been sentenced to 15 years in prison under four criminal articles at once
  • A correspondent was detained at the court when the extension of the measure of restraint for the journalists of the “Rosderzhava” was discussed. He was beaten by bailiffs; hospitalization was required
  • In Primorye, a deputy of the regional Legislative Assembly from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation was detained. A criminal case was filed against him for sexual activity against a teenager who was under 14 years old
  • Searches came in the house of the financial director and vice-rector of the RANEPA in the case of the former deputy head of the Ministry of Education Marina Rakova and the rector of Shaninka Sergei Zuev
  • The court recovered more than 500 thousand rubles (about 6000 euros) from Ufa activists for police work at the rally on January 23

November 18

  • Kemerovo blogger was found guilty under the article on insulting a security officer and the rehabilitation of Nazism because of videos on YouTube and was sentenced to compulsory labor, a fine and a ban on publications for 2 years 10 months
  • Kemerovo court recovered 700 thousand rubles (about 8500 euros) from the activists for the work of police officers at the January rallies
  • In Crimea, the defendant in the case of damage to the gas pipeline was charged with the smuggling of explosive devices by an organized group

November 19

  • The police detained two minors who were photographing in front of the Savior on Spilled Blood without panties. Investigative Committee opened a case for insulting the feelings of believers
  • Blogger accused of stealing road signs and insulting bailiffs lost his legs in Krasnodar pre-trial detention center
  • The defendant in the “Moscow case” Kirill Zhukov was released. He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for attempting to lift the visor on the helmet of the National Guard during the rally in July 2019
  • The Ministry of Justice recognized the “Fair Elections” and the “Irkutsk Union of Bibliophiles” Foundation as “foreign agents”