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More activists detained in the Khimki Forest

Press Release
July 31, 2010

One of the defenders of the Khimki Forest Gennadi Rogozin was detained by police for the second time on July 31.

On July 28 the riot police (OMON) broke into the defenders camp. Nine ecologists were kept in the police department throughout the whole night and driven to court the following morning. However, the judge heard only one case that of Elena Maksimova the rest were released without issuing any notifications of summoning them to court to some other date.

On the same evening the activists reported being under police surveillance. Policemen visited the activists homes and questioning their next-of-kin about the whereabouts of the activists.

Euvgenia Chirikova, leader of the defenders of the forest, told yesterday to YABLOKOs Press Service that the activists were concerned about provocations and were not going to return to their homes until getting explanations from the police.

Alos police began using violence against the defenders trying to disperse them. Thus, on July 31 one of the policemen used violence against YABLOKOs leader Sergei Mitrokhin for his refusal to leave the site pushing him hard and making him fall on the ground, thus injuring his arm. Mitrokhin filed an application to the Investigation Committee stating abuse of power by police.

On Tuesday YABLOKO plans to conduct picketing in front of the Chief Directorate of Internal Affairs of the Moscow Region (address: Nikitskiy pereulok 3) against unlawful action of the police in Khimki. The picket will begin at 11 a.m.

 

See also:

Police begins persecutions against the defenders of the Khimki Forest. Press Release. July 30, 2010.

Sergei Mitrokhin applied to Prime Minister Putin and Public Prosecutor General Chaika in view of unlawful cutting of the Khimki Forest. Press Release. July 30, 2010.

Sergei Mitrokhin stopped cutting of the trees in the Khimki Forest. Press Release. July 30, 2010.

The Phobos company continues eliminating the Khimki Forest despite Public Prosecutors ban. Press Release. July 30, 2010

Ecologists and civil activists detained in the Khimki Forest are facing 15 days of arrest. Press Release. July 29, 2010.

Police breaks into ecologists camp. Press Release. July 28, 2010

Public hearings on the Khimki Forest postponed. Press Release. July 28, 2010.

Off with your hands from the defenders of the Khimki Forest! Statement by the YABLOKO party. July 23, 2010

Ecologists block the driver who attacked the leader of the Movement in Protection of the Khimki

Forest. Press Release. July 19, 2010

In protection of the Khimki Forest and its defenders. Statement by the YABLOKO party. July 17, 2010.

Destruction of nature has been accelerating. Statement by the YABLOKO party on the threashold of the World Environment Day. June 4, 2010

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Press Release
July 31, 2010