At a meeting to extend the arrest of Lilia Chanysheva, the investigator asked to leave her in the pre-trial detention center for another three months, that is, until April 9, 2022. Court agreed with this proposal.
On the basis of what – it is unclear: “The circumstances that were at the election have not changed and have not disappeared.”
Sama Chanysheva, appearing in court, stated that she saw no reason to ask for herself. Instead, she dedicated a speech to women in Russian prisons. In particular, Chanysheva told how a woman with kidney problems was taken with her in an ice paddy wagon for four hours and was not allowed to use the restroom. Addressing the court, Chanysheva said that the prison kills women in jail, “where they are in torture conditions, where there is no basic medical care.” The court constantly interrupted Chanysheva’s speech and threatened to remove her from the hall. At the end of her speech, Chanysheva asked to stop torturing women in Russian prisons.
Lily Chanyshev detained November 9 after hours of interrogation and search. Also, the police came with searches to more than ten oppositionists in the Kemerovo region and Bashkiria. Most of them were employees or volunteers of Navalny’s headquarters.
Lilia Chanysheva is the first person to be arrested in an “extremist” case initiated after the destruction of Navalny’s structures in 2021. Prior to joining politics, she worked for the auditing company Deloitte. Under her leadership, Navalny’s headquarters in Ufa became “one of the strongest” in Russia, Navalny’s supporters said. At this time, Bashkiria turned into one of the most protest regions, as shown by the history of successful defense шихана Куштау.
Chanysheva was charged under five criminal articles: Part 2 of Art. 151.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (involving minors in the commission of actions that pose a danger to the life of a minor, part 4 of Art. 174 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (laundering of money or other property acquired by other persons by criminal means), Part 2 of Art. 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (production, storage, transportation or sale of goods and products, performance of work or provision of services that do not meet safety requirements), part 1, part 2 of Article 282.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (organization of an extremist community), part 1 of Article 282.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (financing of an extremist Only under “extremist” articles she faces eight years in prison.
The investigator insisted that Chanysheva be detained on the grounds that she might abscond and obstruct the proceedings. He stated that this was confirmed by some information from the operatives. According to a report published by lawyer Vladimir Voronin, the investigator “received information” that Chanysheva allegedly plans to secretly leave the country.