Accredited printing houses in Moscow refuse to print banners for the campaign cubes of the State Duma candidate Andrei Pivovarov. About it informs team politician.
As Pivovarov’s associates note, some contractors refuse because “they want to work until the end of the elections”, others because they are afraid of the words “prison” and “political prisoner”. In addition, one of the printing houses intends to apply to the CEC “for approval”.
“We print all campaign materials officially, from the Yabloko electoral account. The authorities have intimidated entrepreneurs so much that they are afraid of losing their business because of the press of the election campaign of an independent candidate, ”the Pivovarov team said in a statement.
July 17, Head of the Central Election Commission of Russia Ella Pamfilova statedthat Andrei Pivovarov, who is currently in jail, is registered with the CEC as a candidate for the parliamentary elections and his passive electoral right will be respected.
May 31 Pivovarova removed from the plane that took off from the St. Petersburg airport Pulkovo, and was taken to the FSB office at the airport. In the future, he presentedthe charge under Art. 284.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation – carrying out the activities of an undesirable organization.
Pivovarov, speaking with a speech in court, asked him to choose any measure not related to arrest, since “he himself is interested [в суде] even more than the investigation ”, because he is confident that he will be able to prove his innocence. Pivovarov stressed that the charges against him have nothing to do with the real goals of the court. In his opinion, everything that happens is connected with the desire to limit his political activities before the elections to the State Duma. He also named the wording about the threat to the constitutional order by posting on Facebook is humiliating for the state.
According to the investigation, while in Krasnodar in 2010, Pivovarov shared a post on his Facebook page with an appeal to support independent candidates in the municipal elections and thereby took part in the activities of an “undesirable organization”.