The blog of Alexei Navalny appeared in a video message addressed to suburban students. In it, in particular, he urged them to print and distribute a “flyer” written on behalf of the Chairman of the Central election Commission Ella Pamfilova. This is simply an outstanding monument of dirty politics.
photo: Natalia Muslinkina
Here are a couple of quotes. From the beginning of the leaflet: “Dear voters! We invite you on March 18, 2018, at the election of Vladimir Putin. We decided not to allow the participation of any of its competitors, to make it easier to make the choice to give to friends President the opportunity to continue to loot our country.”
And further, a facsimile signature Ella Pamfilova.
The CEC responded to the work a short, emotional statement: “Attention! In the hallways, places of a mass congestion of people and through the Internet spread fake invitations to the polls on behalf of the Chairman of the CEC of Russia Ella Pamfilova. The CEC of Russia is irrelevant to these materials. Beware!”
“The document” says the lawyer Alexander Dobrovinsky, managing partner of the Moscow bar “Alexander Dobrovinsky and partners”: “Its publication could be described as an insult of honor and dignity. Here is the Civil code, the document faces a fine, the size of which should be determined by the plaintiff.”
Vladimir Yurasov, a lawyer of the Moscow bar Association “Knyazev and partners”: “any falsified document, there are real authors. The identity of the authors should clarify preliminary examination, it was real. I think that the publication of such pamphlets could be qualified as violation of election law, but must figure out the investigation”.
Vladimir Gorelik, Chairman of the Moscow Collegium of advocates “Gorelik and partners”: “There is an article of the Criminal code on forgery of documents, resulting in negative consequences. I find in this leaflet the signs of fraud, but I want to emphasize that there is no extremism.”
Other lawyers interviewed saw in the flyer is still a “bunch” of possible violations under the criminal code “Slander” and “Use of obviously false document” and under article of the administrative code for “production, distribution or placing of propaganda materials with infringement of requirements of the legislation on elections and referendums”.
The correspondent of “MK” asked to the press-service of the CEC told him that the steps of a legal nature in respect of the authors of the forged document, the electoral Commission does not intend to take.
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