The European court of human rights has accepted to consideration the complaint of the coordinator of the headquarters of Alexei Navalny in Krasnodar Dmitry walkowicz’s, who had previously been arrested for organizing a “rally on March 26”.
As reported “MK” the lawyer of the International human rights group Agora Alexander Popkov, representing the interests of civil activist. the complaint filed walkowicz’s one of the last events of March 26 in Krasnodar, but the European court communicated it in the shortest time possible.
“Obviously, the reason is that, Valkovic he was the organizer of a peaceful Assembly, tried to reconcile and was arrested among the first. Given that the ECHR communicated the case of organizers of rallies in Moscow (Alexei Navalny), in Kazan (Elvira Dmitrieva), the tendency – of the ECHR pays particular attention to the detention of the organizers of public events and highlights them, perhaps in order to subsequently generate one thing and formulate a common position,” – said the lawyer.
Now the complaint is directed by the court in Russia, the authorities of which the ECtHR would like to answer a number of questions, in particular whether the refusal of the city administration to agree action and arrest walkowicz’s a violation of the applicant’s right to freedom of Assembly.
Recall that Valkovich filed March 15 notice to the administration of Krasnodar on March 26, carrying out a two-hour anti-corruption rally at the Central area of the Park “Youth square”. The administration of Baljkovica refused, he tried to appeal the decision in court, but was denied the claim. Meanwhile, on March 23, 2017, Valkovic received from the Ministry of interior “prevention on preventing extremist activities in the mass actions”, and on 26 March, the police began to arrest the protesters. Only it came about 300-400 people. At the beginning of the rally, an unknown person threw at the feet of Valkovich a smoke bomb, he asked the police to arrest the instigators, but was himself arrested, convicted of organizing an unsanctioned rally and sent to jail for 10 days.
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