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6 May Committee Speaks out in Support of Those Charged over Bolotnaya Square Demonstration

posted 14 Jul 2012, 07:59 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 14 Jul 2012, 09:09 ]
13 July 2012 

An Application has also been made to hold a rally in their support on 26 July

On 12 July 2012, Sergei Davidis and Anna Karetnikova, members of the Memorial Human Rights Center Board and the manager and employee of Memorial's program supporting contemporary political prisoners respectively took part in the "6 May Committee"'s press-conference on 6 May. The conference was dedicated to the campaign in defense of suspects and accused in the matter of "mass disorder" on 6 May 2012 on Bolotnaya Square in Moscow. It will be recalled that criminal proceedings were brought pursuant to the laws on mass disorder and use of force against public officers on the day of the events; 14 people have been charged, 11 of whom are in custody, 1 under house arrest, and 2 released on their own recognisanze. Memorial considers these matters to be political (see the declaration at the following link: [Read more]