A court in St. Petersburg again fined Andrei Pivovarov, former executive director of the Open Russia movement, in the case of a foreign agent organization. About it informs united press service of the city courts.
Pivovarov was fined 50 thousand rubles. The court ruled that the United Democrats project, owned by the Open Petersburg NGO, distributed materials on the Internet without indicating that it belonged to an organization recognized by a foreign agent.
Pivovarov is the founder of Open Petersburg. The organization is registered as an NGO carrying out educational and educational activities.
In June, the St. Petersburg court already fined Pivovarov for not including Open Petersburg in the register of foreign agents. The organization itself was also fined.
Recall that Pivovarov is now in the Krasnodar pre-trial detention center on charges of carrying out the activities of an undesirable organization. He was detained on May 31 in St. Petersburg. After the arrest, Pivovarov was taken to the Kuban, where the court imprisoned him until July 31, inclusive.
The investigation claims that on August 12, 2020, Pivovarov, who was at that time in Krasnodar, shared a message on his Facebook page with an appeal to support independent candidates in the municipal elections. The UK believes that by doing so he took part in the activities of an undesirable organization.