Muscovite Olga Kuzmina, who climbed a tree with a crossbow, opposing the renovation, was charged under the article “Hooliganism”. About it informs lawyer from OVD-Info Katerina Tertukhina.
According to the decree on bringing her as a defendant, Olga Kuzmina carried out the action, colluding with “unidentified persons”. The document also states that the activist used a “pre-prepared object used as a weapon” – a crossbow. At the same time, in the certificate on the study of the crossbow, which the investigators refer to, it is said that it is not a cold throwing weapon, but serves for sports, recreation and entertainment.
Nevertheless, the employees of the fire and rescue service, the decree says, took the threat with the crossbow seriously. On this basis, the investigators decided that Kuzmina “resisted persons who suppress the violation of public order.”
At the same time, the Ministry of Internal Affairs previously reported that the woman was holding the crossbow, turning the tip of a charged arrow towards her chest.
The Muscovite is charged with hooliganism committed by a group of persons by prior conspiracy and with the use of objects used as weapons (part 2 of article 213 of the Criminal Code). She faces a sentence of up to seven years in prison.
A criminal case against Olga Kuzmina was opened because of the rally on August 9. Then she climbed a tree and demanded to stop the construction at 15 Yantarnaya Street. The woman had a crossbow with her, with which she wanted to defend herself in case they wanted to forcefully remove her from the tree. The police detained the Muscovite 10 hours after the start of the action. For this, the security forces put on body armor and shields and dismantled the fire escape to get to the activist. The detainee was taken to the Losionoostrovsky police station and left overnight until the trial.
After the action to Kuzmin arrested for six days. Then the security forces searched her house, took away all the equipment and electronic media. At the exit from the special detention center, Olga Kuzmina was detained and sent to a temporary detention center. On August 17, she was assigned house arrest.