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Archive for May 11th, 2011

Les Sans-Papiers Russes: Une Honte! President Medvedev!

Posted by Info on 11/05/2011

Dans la Russie de Dmitri Medvedev, les citoyens russes peuvent être privés de leur citoyenneté. Cette réminiscence du passé soviétique bafoue la Constitution en discriminant quelque 4 millions de personnes jetées à la rue, sans passeport donc sans droit.

Pour l’ONG russe Nochlezhka, (un toit pour la nuit en russe), basée à Saint-Pétersbourg, il ne saurait en être ainsi. Depuis 1991, elle s’engage quotidiennement dans de multiples actions d’entraide aux sans-papiers et défend leurs droits. Le problème remonte à l’ère communiste durant laquelle fut créé le statut administratif «propiska».

Cette inscription dûment tamponnée dans le passeport intérieur est l’unique clé à une existence bureaucratique et aux droits qu’elle procure. Les sans-papiers russes dont je parle n’ont pas de passeport (extérieur), celui pour sortir du pays, pour cela il leur faut la propiska. Et c’est dans leur passeport intérieur, s’ils en ont un, qu’est tamponnée ou supprimée cette propiska

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Russian Interior Minister Reports On Counter-Terrorism Activities in Caucasus

Posted by Info on 11/05/2011

“Law-enforcers eliminated about 149 militants and 19 of their leaders this year” in an operation held in Chechnya, Dagestan and Kabardino-Balkaria : said Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev. And the elimination continues.

This report was presented May 9 when again several terrorist but were neutralized. One man allegedly attempted to trigger a bomb on May 7. He was shot dead by the police.
Other militants were detained. The police confiscated large numbers of weapons, explosives and components, sabotage equipment and other materials. Criminal cases were initiated for arms trafficking. Militants planned to plant a bomb in one of their vehicles, which is why local residents were evacuated for bomb-disposal experts to work. No rigged cars were found.

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Кто звонит Cудье? Cудебнaя Cистемa B России

Posted by Info on 11/05/2011

Президент Дмитрий Медведев хочет предавать гласности факты непроцессуальных обращений в суд, что должно искоренить практику “телефонного права” в отечественной судебной системе…когда председателей того или иного суда засыпают просьбами обеспечить объективное рассмотрение дела и взять его под личный контроль. С одной стороны, ничего в этом предосудительного нет, если бы не несколько “но”.

“Все мы понимаем, что это нарушение не только этических, но и конституционных норм”,.
Во-первых, с подобными просьбами к суду может обращаться узкий круг людей, и чаще всего это чиновники. Во-вторых, это может трактоваться как неуважение к суду. “Наконец, это прямое нарушение принципа независимости суда и судей”. За определенную плату специальные посредники могут сделать так, что какое-нибудь высокопоставленное лицо направит в суд или следствие официальную бумагу.

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Контрабандные Mолдавские Cигареты Премьер-Mинистра B EC

Posted by Info on 11/05/2011

В Молдавии участились случаи контрабанды сигарет. Нередко товар минует молдавскую таможню. Румынские власти подозревали нынешнего премьер-министра Молдавии (Влад Филат) в нелегальном ввозе табачных изделий на рынок страны.

Контрабанда молдавских сигарет в 2010 году бьет все рекорды.Таможенные власти Болгарии оценили рыночную стоимость контрабандных сигарет в 7 млн евро.

И наконец, последний случай, когда в чистом поле одного из молдавских приграничных районов обнаружили неизвестно кому принадлежащий самолет “Ан-2” без регистрационных номеров. По мнению временно исполняющего обязанности президента страны Михая Гимпу (кстати, заядлого курильщика), на самолете перевозились контрабандные сигареты из Украины. Через молдавско-румынскую границу они должны были попасть в Евросоюз.

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Again Killing in Russia: Counterterrorist Operation Regime Introduced

Posted by Info on 11/05/2011

The counterterrorist operation regime was introduced in the Grozny district of the city of Nalchik of Kabardino-Balkaria.
According to the operational headquarters of the republic’s Interior Ministry, an armed clash between the gunmen blocked in a house and police occurred. Residents of the house and three near by houses were evacuated.

Astemir Mamishev, who is on the federal wanted list for the murder of the mufti of Kabardino-Balkaria committed on December 15, 2010, is likely to be among the gunmen in Kirov Street.
The woman-owner of the apartment threw herself out of the window of the fifth floor and died when the active phase of the special operation began.
A fire broke out in the apartment when homemade explosive devices went off. At present, fire-fighters are trying to extinguish the fire.
According to law enforcers, at least three gunmen were destroyed.

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Belarus Supreme Economic Court Confirmed: Popular Avtoradio Is Extremists

Posted by Info on 11/05/2011

Avtoradio submitted two appeals against the decision of the Supreme Economic Court. The first one concerns the warning of the Information Ministry which called ‘extremist’ pre-election advertisements of Andrei Sannikov, a presidential candidate, broadcasted by the radio station. The second one was the ruling to stop broadcasting of the popular radio station.

On March 29, 2011 Judge Dzmitry Alyaksandrau upheld the warning of the Information Ministry of Belarus and confirmed the ban on broadcasting for the radio station, despite of the fact that on March 9 the Supreme Economic Court found the ruling of the Information Ministry invalid.

At the moment the radio station does not work in fact, however its owners continue to pay utility bills, pay for the frequency, in order to maintain the legal entity. The leadership of Avtoradio is looking for the ways and possibilities to reorganize and re-channel the work of the radio station.
This year had been named the year of enterprise, and for our radio station it is held under the slogan “Try to survive!”.

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Russia/Dagestan: Attack Against Police Turned To Visiting Relative

Posted by Info on 11/05/2011

Yahya Magomedov, journalist of an Islamic newspaper “As-Salam”, might be killed by mistake: he might have been confused with his relative, a police officer, Alkhas Amirhanov, Senior Assistant Chief of Investigative Department of the Committee of Inquiry of the Russian Federation in Dagestan.

According to a preliminary version, the murderers might confuse him with his relative, a police officer, whom Magovedov had come to see”, Amirhanov said.

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Литвa: Oбвиняемая B подготовке Tеракта в России Oсвобождена

Posted by Info on 11/05/2011

Клайпедчанка Эгле Кусайте, обвиняемая в подготовке теракта в России, была задержана необоснованно, и второй раз освобождена из Лукишкской тюрьмы. Во вторник Апелляционный суд Литвы окончательным и не подлежащим обжалованию определением открыл ей ворота на свободу.

Суд решил, что Э.Кусайте не может быть назначена самая строгая мера пресечения, так как досудебное расследование уже закончено, а дело передано в суд.Кусайте имела право ознакомиться с показаниями Магомадовых. Суд установил, что обвиняемая прямо не говорила с проживающей в России матерью задержанных Магомадовых о показаниях.

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Russian Blogger/Anti-Corruption Campaigner Faces Criminal Investigation

Posted by Info on 11/05/2011

Prosecutors in Moscow have opened a criminal investigation into anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny. If convicted he could face up to five years in jail.

The 34-year-old lawyer said the accusation was a fabrication by the security services to punish him for allegations that $4bn (2.5bn) has been siphoned off from oil firm Transneft and of murky dealings at state bank VTB.

Two years ago Navalny began a crusade to expose embezzlement of public funds by bureaucrats and their business allies. He took minority shareholdings in large state companies to seek transparency over their opaque ownership structures and used court appeals to highlight questionable transactions.
In December he set up a website called RosPil, from the Russian word “pilit”, which means “to saw” or figuratively “to saw off” cash. The site publicises government tenders it considers to be suspect such as a regional minister’s recent request for a £190,000 Audi saloon.

Navalny provoked special ire earlier this year when he called United Russia, the dominant political party headed by the prime minister, Vladimir Putin, a “party of swindlers and cheats”, a nickname that spread like wildfire through young liberals dissatisfied with the country’s ruling elite.

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Russian Court Decision: Victim Of Police Torture Gets Compensation

Posted by Info on 11/05/2011

Russian Vitaly Rubtsov, who was tortured by police in 2009 has been awarded the equivalent of $12,500 in compensation by a court in the eastern city of Chita.

Last summer, three local policemen were found guilty of torturing Rubtsov.
Investigators said in court that police took Rubtsov into the forest, handcuffed him, and put a gas mask over his face to deprive him of air in an effort to coerce him into confessing that he had stolen cars.

According to the court decision on May 5, the convicted policemen and the local government must each pay half of the compensation.

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Latvia Refuses UN Recommendation On Abolition Of Status Of “Non-Citizen”

Posted by Info on 11/05/2011

The UN Human Rights Council adopted on May 9 a series of 122 recommendations to Latvia under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), asking the Baltic country to undertake reforms in such areas as human rights, non-citizenship, discrimination of ethnic minorities, human trafficking, gender inequality and prison conditions.
Latvia agreed with 71 recommendations, but rejected proposal to abolish the status of “non-citizen”.

The Latvian parliament created the category of “non-citizen” in 1991 and it largely applies to Russians who moved to then socialist republic during the Soviet era.

The Baltic state, with a population of 2.3 million, currently has around 350,000 people without citizenship. Non-citizens are not considered stateless persons under Latvian law but lack full rights, with the main restriction depriving “non-citizens” of the right to vote.
Estonia also has several thousands “non-citizens.”

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