A human rights activist and lawyer from Buryatia, Yevgeny Khasoev, who defended opposition figures and victims of police violence, was detained in Warsaw at the request of the Interpol national bureau in Moscow. About this Khasoev himself reported edition of “Siberia.Realii”.
The human rights activist was detained for 48 hours, he was placed in a temporary detention center. “My case will be transferred to the prosecutor’s office, it will decide through the court whether to extradite me to the Russian authorities or not,” said Yevgeny Khasoev.
On April 13, the Buryat Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation announced the head of the Buryat branch of the human rights organization “Siberia without Torture” Yevgeny Khasoev on the interstate wanted list in the case of threats to use violence against a bailiff.
Earlier, Khasoev said that he was leaving Russia because he considered the criminal prosecution politically motivated. According to the human rights activist, the case could be fabricated in order to place him in a neuropsychiatric dispensary.
The Investigative Committee noted that a forensic psychiatric examination was indeed assigned to the human rights defender in the framework of the criminal case to verify his sanity because of the information “that the accused had a history of head injuries”.
Yevgeny Khasoev was detained by police on February 8 at a meeting in the Sovetsky District Court of Ulan-Ude, where he was in the status of a defender of one of the participants in the All-Russian actions on January 23 and 31 in support of the founder of the Anti-Corruption Fund, Alexei Navalny. The human rights activist had a conflict with one of the bailiffs, who, according to Khasoev, provoked him. According to the Investigative Committee, Khasoev called the bailiff to the street, where he suddenly “took an awl and a folding knife from his pocket, after which he expressed threats of reprisal.”
After leaving Russia, Khasoev lived for some time in Serbia, then was in Turkey, writes “MK Ulan-Ude”.
In relation to Khasoev, who previously worked as an operative of the criminal investigation department, a criminal libel case was also initiated due to the film “I am a police officer who was tortured by the police”… The investigation believes that in the film the human rights activist “voiced deliberately false information discrediting one of the employees of the internal affairs bodies.” Khasoev believes that the case was opened due to the lack of evidence in the first criminal case.
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