The Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO
condemns the actions by the authorities instigating the unjust
rulings by the courts on holding Boris Nemtsov and other oppositional
politicians (who participated in a permitted action on December
31) under arrest for many days.
These decisions are unlawful and politically biased, and
represent a disgrace to the police that fabricated the evidence
as well as the courts of the first instance that went on a
leash of the police.
This constitutes another attempt of ‘tightening up the screws’
in the very beginning of 2011 which demonstrates growth of
panic in the Russian government resulting in political inadequacy.
We demand that President Medvedev must adopt measures required
for immediate release of all the detained and taking under
control the Moscow police which has been discrediting the
state power in the eyes of the Russian citizens and the world
Chair of the YABLOKO party