A resident of St. Petersburg, Margarita Yudina, who was kicked down by a police officer during a rally in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, noticed that she was being watched. About this she told “Echo of Moscow”.
According to Margarita Yudina, an investigator from St. Petersburg called her a few days ago. He called her and her children for interrogation, allegedly in the case of how Yudina was persecuted after filing a complaint against the policeman who hit her. Yudina lives in the Leningrad region and she was alarmed that the investigator asked the whole family to leave the house. She did not go to the meeting.
On August 20, Margarita Yudina left on business with her eldest son, leaving her two younger children at home. After that, security officials came to the house and told her children to leave the premises: allegedly, a bomb was found in a neighboring yard and an evacuation was underway. The children spent about an hour in a service minibus.
Margarita Yudina says that other houses have not been evacuated. She suspects that wiretapping devices may have been installed in her house. She intends to file a report with the police.
As a reminder, at a protest on January 23 in support of Alexei Navalny, Margarita Yudina tried to talk to the policemen who were leading the detained young man. She asked why he was detained. In response, one of the security officials kicked her in the stomach. The blow was so strong that the woman fell and hit her head on the asphalt. She was hospitalized. Doctors diagnosed Yudina with a closed craniocerebral injury, soft tissue contusion of the head and a concussion.
The next day to the hospital to the victim, who transferred from intensive care, a police officer came with an apology. According to the security officer, he stabbed the woman, as the visor of his helmet fogged up. Because of this, he allegedly did not see what was happening around. However, in the video, which was filmed by eyewitnesses, the visor of the policeman’s helmet was raised at the moment of the impact.
The policeman who hit the woman was not punished, and his name remains unknown.
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