Navalny was arrested for 30 days for calling for unsanctioned rally
MOSCOW, 13 Jun — RIA Novosti. Simonovsky court of Moscow at night on Tuesday arrested 30 days of Alexei Navalny, who was detained for calling for participation in an unsanctioned rally in Central Moscow (which is a repeated violation of article of the administrative code) and disobedience to law enforcement agencies, the correspondent of RIA Novosti from the courtroom.
“Alexei Navalny is guilty of an administrative offense, the court appoints to it punishment in the form of arrest for 30 days,” — announced the decision of the judge.
At the meeting, Navalny demanded recusal, stating that there are doubts about its impartiality. “We know that the police came here, I showed you the case, you have corrected the mistakes in them and told to redo it,” — said Navalny in court.
“We have doubts in impartiality of the judge, we are confident that you will make the decision that you need the police”, — said the lawyer Vadim Kobzev. Also, his lawyers complained of a judge’s refusal to postpone the meeting for a weekday, giving them time to familiarize with the case materials.
The press service of the police reported earlier that Navalny, who posted online calls to move from Prospekt Akademika Sakharova, where agreed by the mayor of Moscow the event of opposition on the Tver street for participation in uncoordinated protests, was arrested and has drawn up protocols on administrative offences. In the Moscow mayor’s office has called such appeals provocation. Wife Navalny said on Monday on Twitter about his arrest on Monday in the entrance of the house.
Navalny is accused of “repeated infringement of the established order of organizing or holding meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches or picketing” (part 8 of article 20.2 of the administrative code) and “disobedience to the lawful order of a police officer” (19.3 of the administrative code).
In Moscow on Monday was agreed a protest rally on Prospekt Akademika Sakharova, according to the latest data of the Department of the interior in the capital, and was attended by about 1,800 people, although the organizers applied for 15 thousand.
According to the interior Ministry, inconsistent public action on Tverskaya street in Moscow was attended by about 4.5 thousand people, 150 people were arrested.
Member of the presidential Council on human rights (HRC) Kirill Kabanov, watching the opposition rally in Moscow on Monday, the tendency of attracting young people to participate in uncoordinated action on Tverskaya street, as it was during the campaign on March 26.
Previously members of the presidential Council on human rights expressed concern about appearing in social networks appeals to pupils and students to participate in protests and emphasized the inadmissibility of the political exploitation of children. In turn, the Commissioner for children’s rights Anna Kuznetsova, commenting on the participation of minors in unsanctioned, stated the inadmissibility of manipulating children’s minds.