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Dozens Of Crimean Tatars Fined Over Protests On Russian-Controlled Peninsula

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Refat Chubarov, chairman of the Mejlis

Courts in Russia-controlled Crimea on December 18 fined dozens of Crimean Tatars over single-person demonstrations, in a move which Amnesty International called "a brazen crackdown." The Crimean Tatars staged the demonstrations in October to protest pressure imposed on practicing Muslims by the Moscow-installed authorities.

WHO IS ILDAR DADIN AND WHY ARE RUSSIANS ASKING WHERE HE IS?

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Social media users across Russia are demanding to know the whereabouts of imprisoned activist Ildar Dadin. The phrase “Where is Ildar Dadin” became a top trend on Russian social media on Tuesday, after Dadin’s family pleaded with authorities to tell them where he is being held.

Ildar Dadin writes about prison transfer to unknown destination

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It’s the evening of 04.12.2016 (Sunday). I’m in the federal SIZO-2 jail again in the town of Vologda. They brought me here today before lunch. Now it’s 12 at night, and they say we’re going further.

European Parliament resolution on the case of Ildar Dadin, prisoner of conscience in Russia

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European Parliament resolution on the case of Ildar Dadin, prisoner of conscience in Russia

Wife of Russian activist relays prison torture claims

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The wife of imprisoned Russian activist Ildar Dadin has spoken to the BBC about his claims to have been tortured in prison. Anastasia Zotova spoke to Sarah Rainsford after visiting Mr Dadin for the first time since the allegations surfaced earlier this month.

A citizen of the United States was detained twice for holding a picket

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Ms. Ariella Katz, a citizen of the United States, was arrested twice on September 19 at the Zhukov monument in Moscow, and was again released from the 'Kitai-gorod' police station. There were no charges filed, however the police tried to conduct preliminary questioning.

Russia: Rights Activist Interrogated

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Russia’s Investigative Committee has interrogated a human rights activist for allegedly failing to comply with the “foreign agents” law, Human Rights Watch said today. If an investigation is opened against the activist, Valentina Cherevatenko, it would be the first criminal case opened under the 2012 law. The authorities should immediately stop harassing Cherevatenko for her work.

Investigative Committee Says Russian Activist Possesses Illegal Surveillance Device

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Russia's Investigative Committee has opened an investigation after an illegal surveillance device was found at the home of opposition activist Natalia Pelevina, the committee's website reported Friday.

Tanya Cooper: "Pavlensky’s forced psychiatric confinement is a sinister reminder of the Soviet legacy of punitive psychiatry"

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On February 3, 2016, the Tagansky District Court in Moscow extended Pavlensky’s pretrial detention on vandalism charges until March 6. Dinze said that Pavlensky was not able to be at his custody hearing because he was in the psychiatric hospital. Russian authorities should immediately release Pavlensky from the hospital and grant him access to his lawyer and family.

International pickets in support of Ildar Dadin

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On February 7 it will be two months since the illegal sentence of Ildar Dadin, who demanded Russian authorities to respect the Constitution. Human rights activist was sentenced to 3 years in prison. This was the first sentence handed down under article 212.1, which goes against fundamental russian law.

We demand the immediate canceling of this article and release of Ildar. We invite different cities and countries to join the action of solidarity. On February 7 at 14:00 we will go outdoors with our common slogan: Free World for ‪#‎FreeDadin‬.

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