The police have repeatedly arrested Gorodetsky, most recently at the end of January this year. The activist’s house was searched, during which flash drives and office equipment were examined. On January 31, Gorodetsky was to be released from the detention center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, where he was serving a five-day administrative arrest. On January 26, the Frunzensky District Court of Saratov arrested him for another five days under Part 2 of Art. 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (“Organization or holding of a public event without filing, in accordance with the established procedure, notification of the holding of a public event”).
The search then allegedly took place as part of a criminal case on violation of sanitary rules by an activist during a protest walk on January 23. At the same time, Gorodetsky said that he did not participate in the action on January 23.
Lilia Chanysheva. Ufa
November 9, after hours of search and interrogation was detained ex-head of the Ufa headquarters of Navalny Lilia Chanysheva. 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.
Chanysheva became the first person to be arrested in an “extremist” case initiated after the defeat of Navalny’s structures in 2021. Prior to joining politics, she worked for the audit company Deloitte. Under her leadership, the Ufa headquarters 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 (“Involvement of 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 funds or other property acquired by other persons in a criminal way”), 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”), ch. 1, 2 tbsp. 282.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Organization of an extremist community”), part 1 of Art. 282.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Financing of extremist activities”). Only under the “extremist” articles she faces eight years of imprisonment.
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.
June 9 this year Moscow City Court admitted The Anti-Corruption Foundation, Navalny’s headquarters and the Foundation for the Protection of Citizens’ Rights by Extremist Organizations. Their activities are officially banned, and their members and even just supporters, according to the new law, will not be able to be elected to the legislative bodies of all levels for several years. Previously, FBK was recognized as an organization acting as a foreign agent.