On Thursday, November 4, Court continued hearings on Kirill Filatov case, one of the members of Russian National Socialist movement Restrukt. In July, 2014 together with other Restrukt members (their trials began in early February) Filatov attacked Uzbek citizen Alexander Lee. The victim received a severe spinal injury. He has been bedridden for a long time.
After thirteen years of cooperation United Way Сharity Foundation has withdrawn its support from Civic Assistance Committee because of Committee’s “foreign agent” label.
Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has awarded a Pro Dignitate Humana prize to Civic Assistance Committee. On December 18, at the Award Ceremony, a Minister Witold Waszczykowski noted that Committee was awarded for its “resilience and humanity”.
Ukrainians in the village of Chismena were ordered to leave a center of temprorary accommodation before December 31. This order had been sent from the administrative unit of Federal Migration Service. More than one hundred people don’t know where to go. There are many single mothers with children, who aren’t able to rent an accomodation.
Human rights activists’ efforts have been finally crowned with success; Syrian children are being admitted to schools of Noginsk (town in the Moscow region). Thus, on November 25, little Fatema has been enrolled in the second grade of school №17. And on Monday, December 7, two other children have been admitted to school №9. However, difficulties are not over yet. In particular, the Department of Education of Noginsk continues to impede children’s school enrollment.
Center for the Adaptation and Training of Refugee Children of Civic Assistance Committee together with Humra Project has released a new video “Children Like Us”. This little movie answers many questions, for example, why it is so important for refugee children to learn and why they are really children like other children all over the world.
The Chairman of Civic Assistance Committee Svetlana Gannushkina has followed a north route of refugees, to the border with Norway. And she came back with a story about bicycles, Norway’s migration novelties and why even those, who can stay in Russia, leave our country.
On November 12 the Chairman of Civic Assistance Committee Svetlana Gannushkina won Yegor Gaidar Prize in the main nomination “for actions that contribute to the formation of civil society”.
On Monday, November 9, a judge of section 15 of Magistrate court of Obninsk handed judgement in the case of human rights activist Tatiana Kotlyar. The court found her guilty of violating Articles 322.2 and 322.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (criminal liability for fictitious registration at the place of stay or at the place of residence of Russian Federation citizens or foreigners) and immediately granted amnesty. But Tatyana Kotlyar’s fight is not over: she wants to appeal the decision to a higher court.
After two months in tranzit zone of Sheremetyevo airport a family of Syrian Kurds Hasan Ahmed Abdo and Gulistan Shao Issa is finally released. On November 20, Federal Migration Service employees have accepted their application for refugee status and have sent the family to a temprorary accomodation center for displaced persons in Tver region.
Russian Ministry of Justice accused Human Rights Center Memorial in the facts that its members “were undermining foundations of constitutional order of Russian Rederation calling for overthrow of the current government and for change of political regime in the country”. We publish a statement of Aleksandr Cherkasov, a chairman of Human Rights Center Memorial.
The expulsion of Syrian Kuro Sabri is being prepared in Dagestan. He had been staying in a local SIDFC (Special Institution for Detention of Foreign Citizens) for the last seven months. If it happens, his 20-year-old wife and little daughter will be left alone in Makhachkala. But this fact didn’t bother neither courts, nor the Federal Migration Service staff, who had refused asulym to Kuro Sabri.