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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Pussy Riot members suing Moscow in European Court of Human Rights

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:35pm by GDN

    ... months in prison and pre-trial confinement, are demanding €120,000 (HK$1.25 million) each in compensation, plus €10,000 in court fees. They argue that the investigation and prosecution violated their rights and amounted to torture. "They didn't get a fair trial here in Russia so they want to get it finally in the European Court of Human Rights," said Pavel Chikov, the head ...

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    Bolshoi ballet dancer denies guilt at acid attack trial

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 09:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Russian dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko denied any guilt as he went on trial on Tuesday over an acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet. Dmitrichenko, 29, was led into a Moscow courtroom in handcuffs to face trial for the assault last winter that exposed bitter rivalries behind the scenes at one of Russia’s great cultural institutions. ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Greenpeace activists taken to ‘pre-trial jail’ in Russia

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 02:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Russian authorities on Wednesday put 30 arrested activists from environmental group Greenpeace in pre-trial jails after questioning several campaigners over ... years in jail if the case comes to trial. They had been on board the group’s Arctic Sunrise icebreaker, which the Russian security service seized last week and towed to the far northern port ...

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    Russian reporter’s murder trial starts despite boycott

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 05:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... of the trial by her children and their lawyers. Judge Pavel Melekhin of the Moscow City Court declined to postpone the trial as requested by Politkovskaya’s two children, who had warned the court ... waited almost seven years for the killers to stand trial but the state could not wait a few days,” Politkovskaya’s daughter Vera and her son Ilya wrote in a statement published in the pages ...

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    Russia braces for trial of violent anti-Putin protesters

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 01:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Twelve Russians go on trial in Moscow on Thursday accused of crowd violence at a mass protest against President Vladimir Putin last year in what critics say is a political show trial aimed at destroying the nascent opposition movement. Going on trial are participants in what the Kremlin has called “mass riots” on Bolotnaya square in central Moscow during ...

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    Trial for Russian opposition leader adjourned

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 05:50pm by Associated Press in Kirov

    ... Associated Press in Kirov The trial of a Russian opposition leader accused of embezzling half a million dollars’ worth of timber from a state-run company was adjourned shortly after its ... asked the court in her opening remarks to adjourn the trial for a month because her client was not given enough time to read the case files. Mikhailova also contested the court’s refusal ...

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    Moscow court gives long jail terms to journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s killers

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 05:20pm by AFP

    ... disappointed that the trial had not come any closer to tracking down the mastermind. A spokesman for Russia's investigative committee, which conducted the investigation and laid the charges, vowed ...

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    Protest at Moscow court as eight convicted of anti-Putin violence

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... The trial was adjourned and scheduled to continue on Monday when sentences are expected to be handed down. The defence team and human rights organisations have called the proposed sentences disproportionately harsh. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have said that the charge of "mass riots" is inappropriate and called the case politically motivated. The trial previously ...

  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Hundreds detained after seven receive long jail terms for anti-Putin protest

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:44pm by AFP

    ... as a "show trial". The court had postponed the sentencing until yesterday in a move viewed by the opposition as an attempt to avoid publicity during Sunday's closing ceremony of the Winter ...

  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia bails more Greenpeace activists, including captain

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 08:48pm by AFP

    ... in hearings on extending their pre-trial detention in Saint Petersburg. Twelve activists had already been granted bail on Monday and Tuesday. The crew members’ detention caused an international ... in Saint Petersburg – in a move that surprised some – are unlikely to immediately be able to go home. They still face trial on hooliganism charges that risk seven years in jail. They could ...




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