Krasnodar police did not allow to conduct
a rally in memory of the victims of political reprisals on
October 30. Movement For Krasnodar informed kasparov.ru about
Citizens came to the memorial action with placards and flowers,
however, the police stopped the rally.
Editor-in-Chief of one of the city media made an audio record
of this. However, head of city administration department in
charge of work with public associations and political parties
Olga Ostorozhnaya took away his recorder and tried to delete
the audio file. She refused to return the recorder.
Organiser of the action and member of the local branch of
YABLOKO Sergei Surma is facing a law suit for attempted organisation
of an unsanctioned rally.
The Krasnodar administration refused to give a permission
to a rally under a pretext that the register of city of Krasnodar
did not have the stated address of the action: Zhukov’s park.
However, the official web-site of the Administration mentions
Memorial actions took place in many Russian cities on the
Memorial Day of Victims of Political Reprisals.
participated in the Returning of the Names action. Press
Release and photo report, October 29, 2010