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Persecution of political opposition must be stopped

Statement by YABLOKO Chairman

October 17, 2012

Searches in the apartments of Sergei Udaltsov and his parents are deepening the political crisis in the country and reinforce the split between the state and the society.

Sergei Udaltsov is not a criminal and he did not commit any economic crimes.

He is a politician representing the left radical political opposition.

The search in the apartment of a political opponents of the government in connection with his political activities is a repressive act of political revenge.

The state carrying out such actions abolishes the democratic basis of its legitimacy and declares itself a police and repressive state.

The authorities that decided to go to such actions must realise that degrading effects of fear and tyranny will affect the entire country, the entire state system, rather than one or several persons.

We express our resolute protest against the police searches on political grounds and urge the authorities to stop this immediately.

Sergei Mitrokhin




October 17, 2012

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