S.-PETERSBURG, 9 March – RIA Novosti. Journalist David Frenkel, fined by a court after a conflict with police at a polling station in St. Petersburg last year, has filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
“We have filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights,” Frenkel told RIA Novosti.
According to him, in his complaint he asks to admit a violation of several articles of the Convention on the Protection of Human Rights.
Earlier, Frenkel said that in July 2020, at a polling station in St. Petersburg, during a vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, a policeman injured his hand. The journalist claimed that his arm was twisted and hit with a fist. The Dzerzhinsky District Court found that Frenkel, in the premises of PEC No. 2191, interfered with the work of the commission and prevented the participation in voting on the approval of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation. The court fined the journalist 2.5 thousand rubles.
Earlier, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the verdict, said that an investigation had preceded its issuance, and the fact of disobedience to law enforcement officials was recorded.