The head of the republic, Radiy Khabirov, called the actions of the policemen correct, saying that “the authorities are the authorities, that if they made a decision, then this decision should be carried out by all measures of state administration and coercion.”
Zvonareva’s defense asked the court to terminate the proceedings “due to the absence of both the composition and the event of the offense and due to the lack of evidence.” According to Pavel Osipov, a lawyer representing the pensioner, the police officer “did not give Zvonareva either the time or the opportunity to get off the bus herself, did not take into account either her age or health condition, and completely unlawfully used force against her, exceeding his authority.” In addition, the defense pointed out that, as it turned out, Valentina Zvonareva still has an official medical exemption from vaccination.
On October 27, the judge of the Sterlitamak City Court, Larisa Martynova, found the pensioner guilty of disobeying a police officer and fined her for two thousand rubles. The pensioner appealed against the decision.
According to Osipov, now the defense will seek to terminate the proceedings “due to the absence of both the composition and the event of the offense.”