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Sochi Olympics countdown sees Russia jailing second prisoner of conscience this week - 5 February 2014

Headline Title:  Sochi Olympics countdown: Second prisoner of conscience jailed in days In a brief and blatantly unfair closed trial at which no lawyer was present, Russian authorities this morning sentenced environmental activist Igor Kharchenko to five days in detention for purporte In a brief and blatantly unfair closed trial at which no lawyer was present, Russian environmental activist Igor Kharchenko became the country’s second new prisoner of conscience in the week leading up to the Sochi Winter Olympics.  Media Node:  Sochi 2nd POC Twitter Tag:  Sochi2014 Story Location:  Russia 44° 15' 30.3444" N, 39° 0' 34.938" E “Sportsmanship and fair play are hallmarks of the Olympic spirit, but the Russian authorities seem to have thrown out the rule book in favour of silencing critical voices ahead of the Games ” Source:  Sergei Nikitin, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director Date:  Wed, 05/02/2014 URL:  Russia: Another environmentalist in custody as his NGO forced to scrap Sochi report launch Description:  News story, 4 February 2014 URL:  The first prisoner of conscience of Sochi2014 Description:  Blog, 4 February 2014 URL:  Russia: Civil society activist arrested ahead of start of Sochi Olympics Description:  News story, 3 February 2014 URL:  Hundreds of thousands petition Putin to end repression in Russia Description:  News story, 31 January 2014

Rusia: Otro ecologista detenido y su ONG obligada a renunciar a la presentación de informe sobre Sochi

El nuevo arresto hoy de otro activista medioambiental en la región rusa de Krasnodar, donde el 7 de febrero se inaugurarán los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno de Sochi, así como su breve detención anoche junto con cinco de sus colegas, confirman los crecientes esfuerzos por reprimir a la sociedad civil antes de los Juegos. El nuevo arresto hoy de otro activista medioambiental en la región rusa de Krasnodar, donde se inaugurarán los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno de Sochi el 7 de febrero, así como su breve detención ano

Russie. Un autre écologiste est arrêté tandis que son ONG est forcée d’annuler le lancement d’un rapport sur Sotchi

L’arrestation, mardi 4 février, d’un nouveau militant écologiste dans la région de Krasnodar (Russie), où les Jeux olympiques d’hiver de Sotchi s’ouvriront vendredi 7 février, ainsi que son bref passage en détention pendant la nuit de lundi 3 février, ne font que confirmer la multiplication des manœuvres visant à faire taire la société civile avant les Jeux. L’arrestation, mardi 4 février, d’un nouveau militant écologiste dans la région de Krasnodar (Russie), où les Jeux olympiques d’hiver de Sotchi s’ouvriront vendredi 7 février, ainsi que s

 مئات الآلاف من الناس يلتمسون من بوتين وقف القمع في روسيا - 31 January 2014

Headline Title:   مئات الآلاف من الناس يلتمسون من بوتين وقف القمع في روسيا تحدت راقصة باليه مقيدة اليدين الطقس البرد القارس في موسكو بالأمس من أجل مشاركة ناشطي منظمة العفو الدولية في تسليم عريضة وقع عليها أكثر من 330000 شخص يحثون الرئيس فلاديمير تحدت راقصة باليه مقيدة اليدين الطقس البرد القارس في موسكو من أجل مشاركة ناشطي منظمة العفو الدولية في تسليم عريضة وقع عليها أكثر من 330000 شخص يحثون الرئيس فلاديمير بوتين فيها على نقض التشريعات القمعية في البلاد Media Node:  Ballerina AR Story Location:  Russia 62° 20' 45.132" N, 73° 7' 44.3928" E URL:  Russia: Platon Lebedev release welcome but falls short of justice Description:  Press Release, 23 January 2014 URL:  Russia: Harassment will continue despite Putin’s amnesty Description:  News Story, 23 December 2013 URL:  Russia: Winter games Olympic torch throws light on human rights violations Description:  News Story, 3 October 2013 URL:  Russia: Human rights activists: Voices from the ground Description:  Document, 3 October 2013

Russia: Another environmentalist in custody as his NGO forced to scrap Sochi report launch - 4 February 2014

Headline Title:  Russia: Another environmentalist in custody ahead of Sochi Olympics   The re-arrest today of yet another environmental activist ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, as well as his brief detention along with five colleagues last night, are more evidence of growing efforts to clamp down on civil society ahead of the Games.   Media Node:  Sochi environmentalists Twitter Tag:  Sochi2014 Story Location:  Russia 45° 20' 52.4364" N, 39° 25' 8.202" E “Just days away from the official opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics, the Russian authorities are using every trick in the book to muzzle freedom of expression and silence dissenting voices” Source:  Sergei Nikitin, Director of Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Date:  Tue, 04/02/2014 URL:  The first prisoner of conscience of Sochi2014 Description:  Blog, 4 February 2014 URL:  Russia: Civil society activist arrested ahead of start of Sochi Olympics Description:  News story, 3 February 2014 URL:  Russian Federation: Further information: Environmental activist detained for swearing: Yevgeniy Vitishko Description:  Urgent action, 3 February 2014 URL:  Hundreds of thousands petition Putin to end of repression in Russia Description:  News story, 31 January 2014 URL:  Russia: Winter games Olympic torch throws light on human rights violations Description:  News story, 3 October 2013

Russia: Another environmentalist in custody as his NGO forced to scrap Sochi report launch

The re-arrest today of yet another environmental activist in Russia’s Krasnodar region where the Sochi Winter Olympic Games will open on 7 February, as well as his brief detention along with five colleagues last night, are more evidence of growing efforts to clamp down on civil society ahead of the Games The re-arrest today of yet another environmental activist in Russia’s Krasnodar region where the Sochi Winter Olympic Games will open on 7 February, as well as his brief detention along with five c

Russie. Un militant de la société civile a été arrêté à l’approche des Jeux olympiques de Sotchi

Alors que l’ouverture des Jeux olympiques d’hiver de Sotchi approche, le harcèlement contre les militants de la société civile s’intensifie, a déclaré Amnesty International lundi 3 février après l’arrestation d’un militant écologiste qui aurait proféré des jurons en public. Alors que l’ouverture des Jeux olympiques d’hiver de Sotchi approche, le harcèlement contre les militants de la société civile s’intensifie, a déclaré Amnesty International lundi 3 février apr

Rusia: Detenido un activista de la sociedad civil en vísperas de las Olimpiadas de Sochi

A medida que se acerca el comienzo de los Juegos Olímpicos de invierno de Sochi, el hostigamiento contra los activistas de la sociedad civil se ha intensificado, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional hoy, tras la detención de un activista medioambiental por presuntos insultos proferidos en público. A medida que se acerca el comienzo de los Juegos Olímpicos de invierno de Sochi, el hostigamiento contra los activistas de la sociedad civil se ha intensificado, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacion

RUSSIA: Civil society activist arrested ahead of start of Sochi Olympics

As the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics comes closer, harassment against civil society activists has intensified, Amnesty International said today after the arrest of an environmentalist for allegedly swearing in public As the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics comes closer, harassment against civil society activists has intensified, Amnesty International said today after the arrest of an environmentalist for alle

Russia: Civil society activist arrested ahead of start of Sochi Olympics - 3 February 2014

Headline Title:  Russia: Civil society activist arrested ahead of start of Sochi Olympics As the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics comes closer, harassment against civil society activists has intensified, Amnesty International said today after the arrest of an environmentalist for alle As the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics comes closer, harassment against civil society activists has intensified, Amnesty International said today after the arrest of an environmentalist for allegedly swearing in public.  Media Node:  Yevgeny Vitishko Russia protest Twitter Tag:  Sochi2014 Story Location:  Russia 61° 13' 33.654" N, 62° 13' 50.0016" E “Vitishko's name has now become synonymous with harassment of civil society activists in the run-up to Sochi Games. Vitishko and his friends have been trying to expose environmental violations during the preparation of the Sochi Olympics. For this they are being punished. By trying to lock him up as a 'petty hooligan' the authorities are trying to gag him. ” Source:  Denis Krivosheev, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Programme Director Date:  Mon, 03/02/2014 URL:  Russian Federation: Further information: Environmental activist detained for swearing: Yevgeniy Vitishko Description:  Urgent action, 3 February 2014 URL:  Hundreds of thousands petition Putin to end of repression in Russia Description:  News story, 31 January 2014 URL:  Russia: Winter games Olympic torch throws light on human rights violations Description:  News story, 3 October 2013 URL:  Russia: Human rights activists: Voices from the ground Description:  Briefing, 3 October 2013

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