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YABLOKO conducted a picket in support of Yevgenia Chirikova

Press Release
August 4, 2010


YABLOKOs activists Olga Ushakova and Andrei Lazaryev conducted picketing of the Interior Affairs Department of the Moscow Region where the police took today Yevgenia Chirikova for interrogation. YABLOKOs activists demanded to release the ecologist.

After the end of a press-conference in the Independent Press Centre the police virtually kidnapped Chirikova on the eyes of journalists. Without giving any explanations three policemen from the OMON division (the riot police) twisting her arms took Chirikova to their car (strange, but the car number was ordinary, not one of the special numbers belonging to police) while journalists and ecologists were pushed off with police chains.


YABLOKOs Artur Grokhovsky was present in the police department as Chirikovas defence.

Tomorrow interrogations of the ecologist will continue in the Khimki police. Chirikova has to come there by noon. YABLOKO will continue providing legal aid to Chirikova.


See also:

YABLOKOs picket: Heads of the Khimki police to trial!. Press Release. July 3, 2010

Court ruled out Sergei Mitrokhin guilty of disobeying police orders. YABLOKOs protest action. Press Release. July 3, 2010.

The riot police breaks the rally of the defenders of the Khimki Forest, YABLOKOs leader detained. Press Release. August 2, 2010

More activists detained in the Khimki Forest. Press Release. July 31, 2010.

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.

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

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

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Press Release
August 4, 2010