News digest for January 17-23

News digest for January 17-23

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January 17

  • The court refused to recognize Navalny’s income from work in the media as a salary in the colony
  • Russia baned video of Marilyn Manson tearing up Bible
  • Artist Ivan Volkov, who placed an installation of snow in the form of giant feces on the Field of Mars, was removed from the train and sent to the police station in St. Petersburg. The artist wanted to draw attention to the problem of snow removal in the city, but law enforcement officers found in the installation a pretext for a criminal case
  • The case against Navalny on fraud will be brought to court in late January or early February

January 18

  • “Veterans of Russia” asked the Investigative Committee and the Prosecutor General’s Office to open a criminal case against Viktor Shenderovich about the “rehabilitation of Nazism”
  • Dmitry and Gennady Gudkov announced a new search in the Moscow office

 January 20

  • The Court of Cassation dismissed the defense’s complaint against Navalny’s sentence in the case of defamation of a veteran
  • Roskomnadzor will draw up 12 protocols against Mediazona for publications without indicating the status of banned organizations
  • The Court of Cassation lifted the measure of restraint for Michael Calvey
  • A criminal case was opened in Moscow because of the photos in underwear against the backdrop of the mosque
  • In Chelyabinsk, a private theater was denied a venue three times to show a musical about ecology. The story contains allusions to the protests of local activists against the construction of a mining and processing plant
  • In Nizhny Novgorod, armed men in masks broke into the apartment of the parents of a lawyer from the Committee Against Torture. His mother was taken to Chechnya for interrogation

January 21

  • Vladimir Taranenko, coordinator of the human rights organization Siberia Legal, who was arrested in the case of extortion, said that a new criminal case had been opened against him
  • Journalists from «Novaya Gazeta» were attacked in Surgut. They were doing a report on suicides at a local hospital
  • Zamoskvoretsky Court of Moscow upheld the inclusion of Mediazona, Sergei Smirnov and Pyotr Verzilov in the register of “foreign agents”
  • The Kirov Regional Court, at the suit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, recovered 103 thousand rubles from activists Mikhail Semenov and Vadim Ananyin for the rally on January 23, 2021 in support of politician Alexei Navalny

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