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Officials offer apology to YABLOKO's ecologist

Press Release

March 10, 2010

Officials from Administration of the Lomonosovsky District of the Leningrad region offered their apology to Alexander Senotrusov, deputy head of YABLOKOs Green faction, for their intention to dismiss him from school where he had been working as a teacher and their suspension of functioning of a childrens club where he also worked. Persecutions against YABLOKOs activist began after his interview to the NTV television channel.

On March 7, NTV released a piece devoted to the practices of unlawful construction of cottages in the natural reserves. Alexander Senotrusov told the journalists about unlawful construction at the Lebyazhiye village situated on Gulf of Finland shore.

After this the district administration began persecutions against the teacher. Local bureaucrats were going to dismiss Alexander Senotrusov as redundant and also cut off electricity in the childrens club where he worked.

St.Petersburgs branch of the YABLOKO party spread in the media the party statement in defence of Senotrusov. The Bureau of the party also released a statement in defence of the teacher and ecologist. Public organisations, the dwellers of the village and activists from the communist party also raised their voices for Senotrusov.

Such public campaign resulted in various audits in the village. The audit of administration was held along the key statements made by the Green faction. After this the childrens club was allowed to resume its work, and the local administration brought their apology to Senotrusov.

 

See also:

Human Rights

YABLOKO for Ecology

Press Release

March 10, 2010