But in December 2018, a fourth protocol was drawn up against the activist, a criminal case was initiated against him under the “Dada” article. He became the first person to be charged with it after the Constitutional Court ruled to reconsider the sentence to Ildar Dadin in 2017 and outlined the scope of its application.
“That is, the problem is in the regional and local authorities, which simply do not hear the people. And if this is so, then it is time for us, now following Arkhangelsk, to adopt and bring to the logical conclusion the slogan “Governor resign!” What are the options? … We do not want to be a garbage dump for Moscow and the region! ” We shout. But can they hear us? No.”
(from the article by Vyacheslav Egorov “The start of the new campaign is given: it’s time to change the slogans”)
On January 31, 2019, Vyacheslav Yegorov and 14 other Kolomna activists were searched. Egorov was detained, and a few days later he was placed under house arrest, which lasted for several months. “He had the harshest type of house arrest, with all the prohibitions – prohibitions on walking, using the Internet, using the phone,” Maria Eismont said in a conversation with The Insider.
In the materials of the criminal case, police testified that an unauthorized mass event was taking place near the court building where the Gudkovs’ case was heard, and the investigator concluded that Vyacheslav Yegorov was the organizer.
At the end of February 2019, the Memorial Human Rights Center admitted Vyacheslav Yegorov as a political prisoner.
Egorov’s measure of restraint was changed twice. First – to prohibit certain actions, and then – on recognizance not to leave. Subsequently, nothing was heard about any movements in the Kolomna eco-activist case until December 19, 2020. reported on Facebook that he was notified of the start of the court hearings. “Why they remembered about me just now – it’s easy to guess: elections are coming soon,” Yegorov emphasized then.
On October 8, the Kolomenskoye City Court held a debate on the activist’s case, during which the prosecutor requested three years’ imprisonment for him in a general regime colony.