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Russian United Democratic Party leader Sergey Mitrokhin arrested as "a hooligan"

EU Reporter

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.



See also:

The original publication

YABLOKO leader and 17 activists arrested by the State Duma. Press Release, June 5, 2012

Mitrokhin released without charges, other activists will stand before court. Press Release, May 22, 2012.

Sergei Mitrokhin and activists detained at the "walking protests" by the State Duma
Press Release, May 22, 2012.

Youth YABLOKO to picket the State Duma protesting against raising of fines for rallies
Press Release, May 17, 2012.

Yavlinsky called on the "walking protestors" in St. Petersburg to set political goals. Interfax. May 15, 2012

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