Date: 6 days ago   Category: Incidents

The HRC hopes for replacement of arrest of the human rights activist Ponomarev with a penalty - RIA Novosti, 05.12.2018


MOSCOW, 5 Dec — RIA Novosti. Council under the President of the Russian Federation for human rights are revolted with the judgment to send the human rights activist, the chairman of the all-Russian movement "For Human Rights" Lev Ponomarev for 25 days under arrest for a post with an appeal to participate in an action in support of defendants in the case of "Network" and business of "New greatness", it is reported on the website of the department. © RIA Novosti / Ramil Sitdikov to Pass into an image bank In HRC told whom Russians consider the chief defenders of the rights человекаВ the end of October of the 77-year-old human rights activist detained at the central building of FSB on Lubyanka on an action in protection of defendants in the case of "New greatness". The police made on it the administrative report under the article "Violation of an Established Order of Holding Meeting, Action". Tverskoy Court of Moscow on Wednesday, December 5, appointed 25 days of administrative detention to Lev Ponomarev for repeated violation of the rules of holding a public action. "On behalf of Council I express indignation of the judgment to send the 77-year-old human rights activist Lev Ponomarev for 25 days under arrest. We in Council hope that the Moscow City Court will revise this inexplicable decision" — words of the head of HRC Mikhail Fedotov are cited. Fedotov noted that the court can impose any sentence which is in limits of the sanction of the relevant article of the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Offences, having added that the law on that and gives very wide range in punishments to individualize it taking into account the identity of the person, his age, the state of health and real public danger of deeds. "In this case, it is convinced, the court could be limited to a penalty. I hope that the city court will correct the decision of Tverskoy Court in the nearest future" — the head of HRC emphasized.

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