In Moscow, on Pushkinskaya Square, the police detained participants in pickets in support of the Memorial International Historical, Educational, Charitable and Human Rights Society, as well as the Memorial Human Rights Center, which is part of its structure. The prosecutor’s office is seeking the liquidation of these organizations. Among the detained picket participants were human rights activist and one of the founders of Memorial Yury Samodurov and journalist of Novaya Gazeta Victoria Ivleva.
She managed to stand in the picket for only three minutes. “Yura handed me a poster, we at the same time [коснулись его] two fingers of two different hands. We were taken to a paddy wagon, ”said the journalist. Her words leads “New Newspaper”.
Some of the picketers held posters in support of political prisoners and against political repression. At the rally, the police also detained Vasily Mochalov, Andrei Badin, Vera Lagutochkina, Alexander Kutyrev, Daniil Lysenko, Dmitry Yurikov, writes OVD-Info.
The detainees face punishment under article 20.2 of the Administrative Code (violation of the established procedure for organizing or holding an assembly, rally, demonstration, march or picket). It provides for a fine for citizens in the amount of 20 to 30 thousand rubles or an administrative arrest for 10 days.