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Judge sends the cases of young YABLOKO activists to additional investigation

Press Release
July 14, 2010

Judge Olga Borovkova sent the cases of three activists of the Youth branch of YABLOKO (Kirill Goncharov, Vladislav Pankov and Igor Savyelov), who had chained themselves on July 9 with handcuffs to the fence of the State Duma in protest against broadening of proxies of the Russian secret service (FSB). The judge detected numerous violations in issuing the protocols. Motivated decisions will be handed to Stanislav Gorlov who defends the activists tomorrow. Hearing of the case of the fourth activist Veronica Belozerskikh has not yet been scheduled yet.

Hearings of the case of Arthur Grokhovsky, Advisor to YABLOKO’s Chairman, who had been conducting a one-person picket by the State Duma has been postponed until July 21. Judge Olga Borovkova granted the motion for attaching videorecordings of the action made by YABLOKO’s press service and the portal Grani-TV to the case. However, she postponed the awarding a judgement until the policemen who detained Grokhovsky are summoned to the court.

It should be also noted that tomorrow Judge Olga Borovkova will examine another case of YABLOKO’s activists – this time of Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Galina Mikhalyova who had been conducting a one-person picket by the walls of the State Duma, as well as party activists Maxim Kruglov, Igor Savelov and Arthur Grokhovsky who had been detained when they were waiting for their turn to participate in one-person picketing.

Address of the court (judicial district 369): Novaya Ploschad 8, storyniye 1.

The hearing will begin at 10 a.m.


See also:

Young YABLOKO activists are facing 15 days of arrest. Press Release. July 9, 2010

Activists of the Youth YABLOKO enchained themselves with handcuffs by the Russian parliament protesting against the new security service law. Press Release. July 9, 2010.

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Press Release
July 14, 2010