“Klin Should Get an Honest Public Prosecutor,” – such is
the slogan of pickets conducted by the residents of the Klin
district, Moscow Region, and YABLOKO by the office of the
Public prosecutor of the Moscow Region.
Oleg Stalnov, Public Prosecutor of Klin, was dismissed from
his post and downgraded to the post of deputy Public Prosecutor
of the city of Domodedovo. It has been unclear who may take
the post in Klin.
The residents of the city and representatives of public organisations
conducted several actions and rallies demanding to dismiss
Oleg Stalnov due to the growth of corruption and general negligence
of his office. Thus in September 2009, YABLOKO initiated a
rally of about 500 people demanding to dismiss Stalnov.
After his dismissal YABLOKO, the Society for Preservation
of Nature of the Moscow Region and the Farmers’ Front sent
a letter to the Public Prosecutor General demanding to “control
the appointment of a new Public Prosecutor for Klin and ensure
that Klin would get an honest Public Prosecutor”.
The citizens and public organisations expressed their concern
that local corruptionists may “promote” their candidate to
the post. “He [the head of the city A.Postrigain] needs his
“pocket” public prosecutor who would close his eyes on the
violations by the city head and would participate in the redistribution
of property under the slogan of fight for public well-fare,”
runs the letter quoting ex Public Prosecutor V.Zabolotnyev
(who had to resign after making an attempt to file criminal
cases on corruption in Klin).
The residents of the city and YABLOKO are going to control
the appointment of a new Public Prosecutor for Klin and, if
necessary, to conduct protest actions and rallies in Moscow.
residents demand resignation of head of the district A.Postrigan.
Press Release, September 13, 2009.