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EP Chairs call for the immediate release of human rights defender Oyub Titiev

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Alarmed by the detention of Oyub Titiev, Chairs of the Foreign Affairs committee, David McAllister (EPP, DE), and of the Human Rights Subcommittee, Pier Antonio Panzeri (S&D, IT), stated: "We are very concerned at the detention this week of Oyub Titiev, the prominent human rights defender and Director of the Memorial Human Rights Centre in the Chechen Republic and we call on the Russian authorities to immediately ensure his release and to provide him with all the necessary safeguards in the current proceedings."

Russia: journalist threatened with expulsion to Uzbekistan

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about Khudoberdi Nurmatov, an Uzbek journalist also known as Ali Feruz, who was arrested as he left his Moscow home yesterday and is now threatened with extradition to Uzbekistan.

EPDE BOARD MEMBER LILIA SHIBANOVA PREVENTED FROM LEAVING THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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Lilia Shibanova, the founder of the Russian election observation network "Association GOLOS" and a board member of the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) is currently being prevented from leaving the Russian Federation. While entering the Russian Federation in November 2016, she was a subject of a strict border control. The passport of Lilia Shibanova was apparently invalidated.

Reindeer herders against the government

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There are foreign forces who are trying to set up the local population of Yamal against the government to undermine the situation in the country. This information was provided by Ura.ru with reference to the opinion of the local political analyst Yevgeny Zabrodin and director of Yamal Internal Policy Department, Sergey Klymentyev.

Migrant human rights defender, Tatiana Kotlyar, criminally indicted

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On 16 November 2016, the Obninsk Interrogation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs issued an indictment against human rights defender, Ms Tatiana Kotlyar, which accuses her of ‘fictitious’ registration of foreign citizens under Article 322.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

Why the Amnesty International office is sealed

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Amnesty International Russia

The Moscow City Property Department changed the locks in the office of the human rights organization Amnesty International due to the fact that it had violated the terms of paying the rent for the premises. The Department said that the organization had been informed of the necessity to pay the debt within one month, and that otherwise the contract, initially signed for a period of three months, would be terminated. 'The dishonest tenant ignored the claim', - said the agency.

Human rights defender Igor Kalyapin attacked in Grozny

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The head of the "Committee for the Prevention of Torture" Igor Kalyapin was attacked in Grozny on the evening of 16 March. According to Dmitry Utukin, an employee of the organization, the attack took place near the hotel "Grozny-City".

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.

The Self-Government Body of the Crimean Tatar People must not be Banned

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Over the past two years, members of the Crimean Tatar nationality and anyone involved in their self-government, the preservation of their cultural heritage, and their fight for their rights and freedoms have faced relentless persecution in Crimea. Many members of this nationality have an extremely unfavorable view of Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, which was accompanied by the deployment of Russian troops, the removal of Ukrainian authorities under the threat of violence, and the establishment of Russian government bodies on Crimean territory.

Kremlin-Backed Prosecutor In Crimea Seeks Closure Of Tatar Mejlis

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The prosecutor in Russian-occupied Crimea has filed a request with that territory's Supreme Court to ban the Crimean Tatars' self-governing body, the Mejlis. 

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