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Sergei Mitrokhin took part in the picket of solidarity with journalist Oleg Kashin

Press Release
November 8, 2010

YABLOKOТs leader Sergei Mitrokhin participated in the picketing of the Moscow Interior Office where journalists and public activists have been holding an ongoing action demanding to investigate the attack against journalist of the popular Kommersant paper Oleg Kashin.

One of the initiators of the actions was Kirill Gontcharov, member of the Youth YABLOKO. Throughout Saturday and Sunday YABLOKOТs activists were coming to the office of the Moscow Interior so that to replace each other in one-person picket. They were holding a placard УJournalist Oleg Kashin severely beaten. I demand to find those who committed and ordered this crime.Ф

Photo: Sergei Mitrokhin

YABLOKOТs leader Sergei Mitrokhin picketed the Interior office at noon of November 7. He was replaced in the picket by Galina Mikhalyova, First Deputy Chair of the Moscow YABLOKO.

Photo: Galina Mikhalyova

The Federal Council of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO connected the attack against journalist Oleg Kashin with his professional activities. YABLOKO also stated that it was ready to participate in an independent investigation of the circumstances of this crime and render all possible assistance, its human and organizational resources to Editor-in-Chief Mikhail Mikhailin and the team of the Kommersant paper. УYABLOKO has already had an experience of such investigations: on the case of murder of our friend and party colleague well-known Russian journalist Larissa Yudina,Ф runs the statement.

Photo: Kirill Gontcharov

See also:

On the attack against journalist Oleg Kashin. Statement by the Federal Council of the YABLOKO party, November 6, 2010

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