News digest for January 10-16

News digest for January 10-16

January 10

  • The police filed a lawsuit for 4 million rubles (about 11 500 euros) against Irina Fatyanova – the former coordinator of Navalny’s headquarters in St. Petersburg
  • Two prisoners died in Angarsk IK-2. Previously prisoners in the colony complained of torture
  • Ex-candidate in the elections to the State Duma Mikhail Lobanov appealed the order of remote electronic voting in the Supreme Court

January 11

  • Writer Viktor Shenderovich, recognized as a foreign agent, decided to leave Russia, fearing a criminal case for libel
  • A case was opened in Kuban on the “rehabilitation of Nazism” for a slap in the face of a monument
  • Former coordinator of Navalny’s headquarters in Kostroma Alexander Zykov left Russia
  • Ex-candidate for the Moscow City Duma Roman Yuneman complained to the Constitutional Court about the rules of remote electronic voting that were in force in Moscow during the 2019 elections

January 12

  • The prosecutor’s office suspected a member of the Communist Party of inciting hatred because of a quote by Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Zhdanov’s father was detained for visiting his 83-year-old aunt. The formal reason for the detention was the violation of the undertaking not to leave, which he did not give
  • A participant in a rally in support of Navalny in Moscow, who threw a flare at the police, was sentenced to 5 years in prison
  • Actionist Khristoforov was sentenced to a year of probation for attacking a policeman. In 2019, a man pulled a stopcock on a train near Shies station, where a protest against the construction of a landfill was taking place. According to the court, he gave an electric shock to a policeman who tried to detain him
  • According to the decision of the Krasnoselsky District Court of the Kostroma Region, the Investigative Committee must pay 100 thousand rubles (about 1150 euros) to ex-head of Navalny’s Kostroma Headquarters Alexander Zykov as compensation for unlawful persecution

January 14

  • Navalny’s associates Ivan Zhdanov and Leonid Volkov were included in the list of persons who are considered involved in extremist activities or terrorism

January 16

  • Unknown people wrote “foreign agent” on the door of Marat Gelman’s apartment in Moscow. He was entered into the register of media-foreign agents on December 30. After the inscription appeared on the door, he stated that the status of a foreign agent became a pretext for “real persecution” of aggressive activists
Leonid Volkov and Ivan Zhdanov