SARATOV, 25 Feb – RIA Novosti, Eduard Demyanets. On the detained deputy of the Penza City Duma from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Alexander Rogozhkin, an administrative protocol was drawn up for repeated violation of the procedure for holding a mass action, the parliamentarian was left in the police until the trial, the first secretary of the city committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Yuliana Kotova told RIA Novosti.
Earlier, Kotova said that Rogozhkin was detained on Thursday, when he visited a party comrade in the detention center, who was placed under administrative arrest.
“They let a lawyer go to him (Rogozhkin)… They drew up a protocol under part 8 of article 20.2 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation“ Repeated violation of the established procedure for organizing or holding a meeting, a rally. ”The lawyer filed a petition with a request to release him (the deputy) before the trial – they were not released, they were left in the department police. The court will be tentatively tomorrow morning, “- said the agency's interlocutor.
She explained that the protocol was drawn up “for organizing, calls for an unauthorized event on February 23”.
Rogozhkin faces an administrative fine of up to 300 thousand rubles, up to 200 hours of compulsory work or up to 30 days of administrative arrest.
Earlier, the Penza regional committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation announced the arrest on the morning of February 19 of the head of his faction in the City Duma, Alexander Smirnov, who could be related to the “event on February 23”, when a meeting with the deputy was planned in one of the open areas in Penza. Later, Kotova explained to RIA Novosti that only four people were detained that day, they drew up protocols “for organizing, calling for an illegal action.” By a court decision, Smirnov was arrested for seven days for organizing a protest action on 23 February. The deputy pleaded not guilty.
The headquarters of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the region did not comment on reports of the detention of members of the Communist Party.