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Memorial Believes Prosecution of Stanislav Pozdnyakov Politically Motivated - We shall assist with his defense

posted 5 Jul 2012, 10:22 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 5 Jul 2012, 10:23 ]
4 July 2012 

Memorial Human Rights Centre 
Stanislav Pozdnyakov, activist with the “Solidarity” movement, was arrested by police on 1 April 2012 during an attempt to hold a mass procession with white ribbons on Red Square and was brought to the OMVD “Tverskoy”. Three hours after his arrest, the maximum time during which himself and other detainees could be detained in the department, they tried to leave. An employee of the OMVD “Tverskoy” prevented them from leaving the assembly hall where they were being detained and hit Pozdnyakov in his face. [Read more