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Memorial Сonsiders the Сriminal Proceedings Сonnected with the Events of 6 May Politically Motivated

posted 12 Jul 2012, 00:35 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 12 Jul 2012, 00:35 ]
11 July 2012 

Memorial Human Rights Centre 

The public event of 6 May 2012, about which the organizers had come to agreement with the authorities beforehand, as is well known, developed into a confrontation between some of the participants and the police. On this very day, criminal proceedings were instituted pursuant to Art. 212 (mass disorder) and Art. 318 (the use of violence against a public official) of the Russian Federation Criminal Code. It is reported that the Main Investigatory Body of the Investigatory Committee of the Russian Federation has created an investigation group of unprecedented size which is carrying out large scale investigations. Criminal charges have been brought against 14 people, 11 of whom are in custody, 1 is under house arrest and 2 are under recognizance not to leave. [Read more]