Attorney Roman Kachanov announced the decision of the court of Nizhny Tagil, which considered the unlawful detention of the Ural activist Ilya Korovin in action March 26 in the city. The failure of the city authorities in carrying out the action was associated with what they considered criticism of the Prime Minister attempted to undermine the constitutional order.
Application Korovin the city authorities for holding the rally was formulated to “support requirement to investigate the facts of corruption of senior officials of Russia.”
In the end, according to Kachanov, it was rejected “with reference to the Doctrine of information security of the Russian Federation, Strategy of national security of the Russian Federation and the provisions of the Constitution of the Russian Federation about prohibition of agitation that incite social, racial, national and religious hatred”. On the basis of these documents it was concluded that “the public event with the actual purpose directed against the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev violates the principles and complies with the provisions enshrined in the Constitution of the Russian Federation, and could be interpreted as aimed at undermining the security of the state and agitation arousing social and national hatred and enmity”.
In addition, the city Korovin suspected of trying to “forcibly change the constitutional system of the Russian Federation”.
This response is now also being appealed in court.
As a result, according to witnesses, the activist was detained before the event began, whereas in identical police reports the detention, it was stated as 16.00 — start time of the action. In addition, the lawyer, his client reported going on an action that is not consistent and he intends to submit a new application that has not prevented to make its case under article 20.2 of the administrative code of violation of the rules of the meeting organizer.
Recall that in a similar action on March 26 in Moscow were detained more than a thousand people, including almost the whole staff of the Fund of struggle against corruption, who initiated the protest.