The court fined Alexei Navalny for organizing a mass rally in Moscow
The court fined Alexei Navalny on 20 thousand. the Lawyer of the opposition drew attention to the forgery in the record of his arrest. Navalny demanded to subpoena Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
The Tverskoy district court of Moscow has fined the founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny on 20 thousand roubles, the correspondent of RBC from the courtroom. The oppositionist was found guilty of violating article “Organization of mass simultaneous stay and (or) movement of citizens in public places, which caused violation of public order” (paragraph 1 of article 20.2.2 of the code of administrative offences), the judge decided Smith Ales.
Navalny was detained for about three hours Sunday afternoon, March 26, during the campaign “He’s not Dimon.” The police delivered it in OVD “Konkovo”. The founder of FBK, according to him, was not surprised by the number of people at the rally, and the number of cities involved in the protests. “This last time was, I think, in the restructuring,” — said the opposition leader before the meeting.
Attorney Bulk Olga Mikhailova, asked the judge to file an application for the rally that Navalny was submitted to the Metropolitan municipality, and the reply signed by first Deputy head of the Department of security of Moscow Vasily Oleinik.
From these documents, according to the defense, indicated that Navalny tried to coordinate action on a Pushkin square and the town turned him down, without providing alternative sites, as required by law. This means, Mikhailov noted that the action cannot be considered inconsistent. Also the lawyer asked the court to summon as witnesses the police officers who had compiled a report on the Bulk. All the motions the court denied.
Mikhailov drew attention to a correction in made Bulk Protocol. In her opinion, it is a forgery, because all adjustments to the document were made retroactively. Law enforcement officials rewrote the article, which imputed to the founder of FBK (originally in the Protocol it was stated “violation of order of holding mass events” — part 1 of article 20.2 of the administrative code). According to Mikhailova, it was done to justify the detention of Bulk source composition is not allows to leave the people in the police station until the trial.
In addition, this article does not provide for administrative detention as punishment, whereas the new accusation allows you to deprive Navalny of liberty for a term up to fifteen days. In her words, a flagrant violation, which was committed by employees OVD “Konkovo” requires verification and bringing the police to account. The lawyer noted that to qualify the actions of Navalny under article 20.2.2. wrong because it is about creating crowds, “non public event”.
Navalny, in turn, has addressed to court with the request to call “the main organizer of the meeting — President of the government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, corrupt activity which encouraged people to go outside”.
While the judge was in the conference room, Bulk complained to those present in the hall on bad weather: “Where’s the snow? When I was detained, it was beautiful weather”. “The thaw is over,” — said the opposition from the audience. The question of how Navalny spent the night in OVD “Konkovo”, he replied that “everyone says” this police Department: “I had a wonderful mattress, I was given tea.” “The first time I saw that the police were concerned, all they will be able to feed and enough clothes,” — said Mikhailov’s lawyer.
Earlier, the opposition was twice sentenced to probation in the case “Yves Rocher” and in the case of “Kirovles” (the second sentence has not entered force because it has not yet reviewed the second court instance). Under the criminal code, if the conditionally convicted commits an administrative offence, the court may, at the request of prosecutors to extend his probation. If the offense is systematic, conditional imprisonment can be replaced by real.
The reason for the meeting was the investigation of the FBC of “secret property”, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Protests against corruption were held in several dozen Russian cities. In Moscow police, according to the portal “OVD-info”, detained more than 1,000 people. In the Metropolitan police Department said about 500 of the detainees.
In addition to the Bulk of the law enforcement bodies arrested all of the employees of FBK who were in the office of the Fund. They were charged with “disobeying the lawful order of a police officer” (article 19.3 of the administrative code). Police also delivered in office of the head of the electoral headquarters of Bulk Leonid Volkov. According to the press-Secretary of the FCO Kira Armys, he is charged with article “Extremism” (article 282 of the criminal code).