On April 20, 2015, Civic Assistance Committee was put on the list of organisations, acting as ‘foreign agents’. The causes, designated as ‘political activities’, were the declaration of the necessity of humanization of the prison system in Russia and anticorruption expert examination, made at the expence of presidential grant.
On May 10, the report on mass deportation of foreigners from Russia was presented by Konstantin Troitsky, the Head of Monitoring Group of Civic Assistance Committee. You can download now the full Russian version of the report “Administrative Expulsion from Russia: Court Proceedings Or Mass Expulsion?”by following the link below.
The Civic Assistance Committee projects coordinator Anastasiya Denisova participated in elaboration of the volume ‘Hate Crime Victim Support in Europe – A Practical Guide’, contributing with case study, Committee’s assisting in investigation of racist murder, committed in June 2009 by a group of young members of a nationalistic movement from the Moscow regional town Protvino.
On Monday, April 11, Babushkinskiy district court pleaded guilty Kirill Filatov, activist of Russian National Socialist movement Restrukt, and sentenced him to six years in penal colony. This is the first verdict in cases of the group, accused as well of attack on our applicant, Uzbekistan citizen Aleksander Lee.
More than half a year ago the Supreme Court affirmed children’s right to education. But difficulties still arise. Paradoxically, the Civic Assistance Committee is forced to present an external organisation, bringing to schools’ attention the position of the Supreme Court and of the Ministry of Education. Fortunately, this strategy works.
On Friday, April 8, between Novye Cheryomushky and Kaluzhskaya subway stations in Moscow, an elderly man fired a trauma pistol several times into the head of a man of non-Slavic appearance. The wounded man is now in the intensive care ward of City Clinic Hospital No. 1 in serious condition. The Civic Assistance Committee has taken charge of the victim’s legal defense.