A Russian court has convicted three people for their participation in protests in the Ingush capital Magas on 26–27 March, the first of 34 arrested in the wake of the protests. [Read more…]
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.
The authorities in Azerbaijan have prevented the opposition Musavat Party from holding a protest in Baku, detaining several senior party members including party leader Arif Hajili. [Read more…]
Opposition protesters clashed with police on Sunday after they were prevented from entering the east Georgian city of Telavi, where Salome Zurabishvili was being sworn in as president. In her inauguration speech, Georgia’s fifth president called for national unity and an end to ‘political confrontations’. [Read more…]
The authorities in Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria, prohibited a protest against amendments to the federal law On Education which were planned across 12 Russian subjects on 17 July. Activists in Nalchik instead held a number of single person protests against the controversial law two days later.