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July 02, 2024 21:06

  • A gavel. Photo: Fyodor Obmaykin / Yugopolis KBR resident fined twice for discrediting militaries

    A court in the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR) has fined Vladimir Kryachko, a 61-year-old local resident, twice in the amount of 15,000 roubles, finding him guilty of speaking negatively about Russian militaries.

July 02, 2024 18:34

  • A SIZO (pre-trial prison) in Rostov-in-Don. Photo: Human rights defenders consider coercion to shave heads as violation of Rostov prisoners’ rights

    The arrestees kept in a SIZO (pre-trial prison) in Rostov-in-Don were forced to shave their heads after an incident with hostage-taking. A spokesperson for the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service (known as FSIN) explained the above as “educational work” and internal regulations of the SIZO. Coercion of the arrestees to shave their heads violated their rights, human rights defenders pointed out.

July 02, 2024 17:53

  • Khadjimurad Khanov. Screenshot of a video posted on the YouTube channel "Eleonora Galanova" Blogger detained in Dagestan after criticism from republic head

    Sergey Melikov, the head of Dagestan, stood up for a doctor from Khasavyurt, who had faced threats and attacks after a misunderstanding during examination of a patient wearing a niqab. After Melikov's criticism, law enforcers detained the blogger Khadjimurad Khanov, who had earlier demanded from the doctor's bosses to apologize, sources report.

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  • Akhmad-Afandi Abdulaev. Photo from the Telegram channel of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Dagestan posted on July 1, 2024 Mufti of Dagestan announces fatwa banning wearing niqabs

    The Spiritual Administration of Muslims (SAM) of Dagestan will soon issue a fatwa (a ruling based on the principles of Islam), banning wearing niqabs. This has been announced by the Mufti of Dagestan after the leader of the republic spoke out against wearing niqabs.

July 01, 2024 22:47

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  • Barakh Chemurziev. Screenshot of a video ECtHR finds rights violation of Ingush activist Barakh Chemurziev

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ordered Russian authorities to pay EUR 5000 to convicted activist, Barakh Chemurziev, as compensation for his arrest at the rally in Magas. The ECtHR's decision was made amid Russia's refusal to enforce the Court's decisions.

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  • Ramzan Kadyrov, Alexander Bastrykin. Photo: the “Grozny” ChGTRK (State TV and Radio Broadcasting Company), press service of the Investigative Committee of Russia Collage by the "Caucasian Knot" Kadyrov criticizes Bastrykin for his words about attackers in Dagestan and Rostov-on-Don

    The hostage taking in the Rostov SIZO (pre-trial prison) and the attacks in Dagestan were committed by "Islamists," Alexander Bastrykin, the Chairman of the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF), has stated and supported the idea of banning niqabs (long garments worn by some Muslim women in order to cover their entire body and face, excluding their eyes).

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  • Archpriest Andrei Drugai. Screenshot of a video posted on Andrei Kuraev's Livejournal on June 25, 2024 Krasnodar: Church Court bans pacifist priest from serving

    The Church Court of the Ekaterinodar and Kuban Diocese has banned Archpriest Andrei Drugai from priestly service; Andrei left his parish due to disagreement with the position of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) on the issue of the special military operation (SMO) in Ukraine.

June 29, 2024 18:56

  • Marina Melikhova. Photo Activist Marina Melikhova calls her criminal case political persecution

    The court of appeal upheld the sentence of Marina Melikhova, a resident of Krasnodar, convicted under the article on discrediting of the Russian Armed Forces. The activist claimed that she was subjected to political persecution for her pacifist position and criticism of the country’s authorities.

June 29, 2024 18:25

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