Journalist beaten and robbed
Recent articles in Russia

The bill would expand reporting requirements for groups tagged as “foreign agents” and would allow the Justice Ministry to ban any planned or ongoing activity by those groups. Failure to comply would serve as grounds to close down the organisation.

Sergey Plotnikov said the men forced him into a white minibus, placed him face down on the floor, handcuffed him, and made him unlock his phone; they then beat him while asking for information about the leaders of recent protests.

On 1 October police raided Slavina’s apartment looking for materials related to the pro-democracy group Open Russia. They seized flash drives, her laptop, her daughter’s laptop, and phones belonging to both her and her husband.