Russian United Democratic Party
leader Sergey Mitrokhin arrested as "a hooligan"
June 5, 2012
By Anna Vvedenskaya
Today police have begun arrests among the participants of
walking protests against adoption of the law restricting the
constitutional right to assembly and protest. YABLOKO leader
Sergei Mitrokhin, Galina Mikhalyova, Executive Secretary of
YABLOKO s Political Committee, Kirill Gontcharov, leader of
the Youth YABLOKO, Sergei Sokolov, municipal deputy from the
YABLOKO party - 18 people in total, nine of them are YABLOKO
members - are arrested by the State Duma. The police have
also used violence in arresting several civil activists. At
present the police are going on detaining activists...
At this moment in time all of them are realised but the are
faicing charges of "hooliganism".
"It is impossible to predict their fate, - says to the
"EU Reporter" Olga Radayeva, the international secretary
of YABLOKO. - Many of our activistes were sentenced on false
allegations. The authorities don't respect laws when dealing
with us - political oppossitioners - we have never received
a fair treatment".
The political activists are wating for court orders with
the date of a trial.