The Moscow district court of Tver extended the arrest of the activist of the party “Yabloko”, an electrician from Toropets, Vadim Yegorov. He is accused of insult to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the investigation considers extremism. The activist claims he was kidnapped from Minsk.
photo: Natalia Gubernatorova
At the moment, Egorova against a criminal case under part 2 of article 280 of the criminal code “Public calls to extremist activity” the maximum punishment on it makes till 5 years of imprisonment.
A lawyer of Egorov, cooperating with “International Market” Svetlana Sidorkina, explained to our newspaper that the reason for the persecution was placed Yegorov in the Network a photograph of Vladimir Putin, accompanied by the signature, which was compared with the animal. Later the post was deleted, however, the prosecution Egorova it did not stop, and today, his detention was extended until 19 November.
He told me that his persecution began in Toropets after the publication of anti-corruption investigations: in particular, the unknown smashed Windows in his house and set fire to the gate. Egorov tried to get asylum in Ukraine, however, having gone there via Belarus, according to him, he was detained by unknown in the Minsk hostel with a bag on his head delivered “on the armored car” on the border with Russia, where transferred to the FSB. The staff claimed that Yegorov from it took the agents of the Belarusian KGB.
Representatives of special services of Russia and Belarus, according to the lawyer of Yegorov, tried to learn from him, if he is not recruited to the SBU.
Human rights defenders defending the activist of Yabloko, said that the export it to Russia should be legally classified as a kidnapping.