The Constitutional Court of the Russian republic Daghestan has ruled that a ban on protests near government buildings contradicts the republic’s constitution. The case was brought by supporters of imprisoned journalist Abdulmumin Gadzhiyev, who have been repeatedly denied permission to protest in the capital, Makhachkala.
Daghestan’s Ministry of Justice has denied a permit to supporters of detained journalist Abdulmumin Gadzhiyev to hold a protest in his support. The owner of Chernovik, the newspaper at which he worked, told OC Media that this was the 64th time the authorities had turned down their request. [Read more…]