All Posts Tagged With: "Tverskoy Court"

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Journalist Gets 4 Days Jail After Covering ‘Day of Anger’

An independent journalist covering this weekend’s Day of Anger protest has been sentenced to four days of administrative arrest for supposedly trying to break down a police barrier; he maintains his innocence and has gone on hunger strike in protest.

Apr 13, 2011 | Continued
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Tverskoy Court Upholds Yashin’s Jail Sentence

After a week’s worth of circus-like courtroom antics, Moscow’s Tverskoy Regional Court chose to uphold Ilya Yashin’s jail sentence as legal; Yashin plans to appeal.

Feb 11, 2011 | Continued
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Officer Admits Report on Yashin’s Arrest was Falsified

The police officer who detained Ilya Yashin at December’s Strategy 31 rally has admitted that he falsified the report that was used to convict the oppositionist to a five-day jail term.

Feb 8, 2011 | Continued
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U.S., Amnesty Intl. Criticize New Arrest Sentence for Ponomarev

Days after completing a controversial three-day term, rights leader Lev Ponomarev has been sentenced to another four days of administrative arrest in connection with his participation in an opposition protest.

Sep 8, 2010 | Continued
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Moscow City Court Rules in Favor of ‘Strategy 31’

The Moscow City Court has made a decisive ruling in favor of the opposition’s Strategy 31 rally campaign, annulling an earlier decision that denied the illegality of Moscow’s refusal to sanction the rallies.

Jul 20, 2010 | Continued
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Accidental ‘Strategy 31’ Participant Sentenced to 2.5 Years Confinement

A Russian man who tried to defend an elderly woman whom he saw being manhandled by police at an opposition rally has been sentenced to two and a half years in a penal colony.

Jun 9, 2010 | Continued
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Moscow Bans Gay Pride Parade for Fifth Year in a Row

Organizers of the annual Moscow Pride parades got word from the mayor’s office on Thursday that the application to hold their event has been turned down for the fifth time in a row.

May 21, 2010 | Continued
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Journalism Watchdogs Decry Attempted Seizures at the New Times

Reporters Without Borders and the Russian Union of Journalists are criticizing a Moscow court for allowing police to seize documents in connection with a libel case against the New Times magazine.

Apr 17, 2010 | Continued