Moscow’s Savelovsky Court fined Nikita Mogutin, editor-in-chief of Baza, 180 thousand rubles for repeated violation of the rules for holding a rally. About it informs press service of the court.
Formerly editor-in-chief of Baza reportedthat he was accused of participating in the April 21 rally.
“Even the video from the cameras showed where I was walking along Tverskaya during the period from to. Vests, an abundance of equipment and so on did not bother anyone. They ask to give all the “meeting” documents – a task, a map. I say that they are not with me. They are outraged: “Why didn’t you take them with you?” I say that I did not know why I was going, so they accused me of hijacking. They laugh: “A-ah-ah, well, of course, ha-ha-ha!”, – said Mogutin.
Mogutin was detained in Moscow at the end of May.
“I turned to Borovitskaya Square from the Kremlin embankment. There were practically no cars. Suddenly I noticed that the traffic light in front for some reason turned on red, but the traffic cops let the cars in front of me pass one by one manually, with a baton. When it was my turn to move, I saw that people approached the crossing, with them there was a disabled person in a wheelchair. I stopped in front of the crossing to let them pass, but the traffic cop rushed to me and began to wave the baton. I slowly moved forward. Passing by him, I suddenly heard that he began to knock on my car with his stick, another traffic cop rushed towards me, waving his arms. I stopped.
The staff came up to me with very tense faces and asked for documents, after which they asked me to go with them. I went to the post – the same glass near the entrance to the Kremlin, the first time I was there. Inside, by the way, it is very cozy – still Soviet equipment for controlling all traffic lights, a telephone without buttons and two squeezed leather chairs. There I learned that, it turns out, I would not go anywhere further, my car was wanted, and I had to be taken to the police department.
The employees were very polite, but for some reason they insisted whether I was ready to undergo a medical examination: they asked about it several times, looking intently into my eyes. Then they offered me to remember what I could have done, ”Mogutin said.
He was kept in the department for about 2 hours, after which he was handed a pledge to appear and released with the words that “they do not know what it was.” Later it turned out that Mogutin’s car was given according to orientations with the mark “the car was stolen” back in March. At the same time, she was nowhere in the search bases.