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Organiser of an action against raising of penalties for rallies to stand trial

Press Release

May 27, 2012

Pyotr Ivanchikov, YABLOKOs activist and organiser of an action against raising of penalties for rallies, will to stand trial for oragnisation of an action.

After his detention he was held for in a local police department for four hours (instead of the maximum three hours allowed by law). He is incriminated violation of the established order of oragnisation of a rally (Article 20.2 of the Administrative Offences Code).

Ivanchikov is accused that the topic of the rally differed with the topic agreed upon with the authorities. YABLOKO had applied for a permission to conduct a rally stating the topic of urgent elections of the Moscow Mayor, however, in light of the events of raising penalties for rallies by the parliament, YABLOKO changed the topic (such a change is not prohibited by the law).

According to Ivanchikov, policemen's reports merely stated that Nazis marches were played at YABLOKOs rally without giving the course of such a comparison.

The trial will be held at precinct 423 of the Moscow magistrate court on May 29 at 2 p.m.


See also:

YABLOKOs action: toughening of penalties for rallies is a straight way towards a totalitarian state. Press Release, May 27, 2012

Rally against raising of penalties for rallies. Press Release, May 22, 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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Press Release

May 27, 2012

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