MOSCOW, March 13 – RIA Novosti. A protocol was drawn up against the organizer of the forum in the Izmailovo Delta hotel, Alexander Menyukov, under Article 20.33 of the Administrative Code (carrying out the activities of an undesirable organization), the detainee and his lawyer refused to sign it, some of the detainees had already been released from the police department, and there is no question of initiating a criminal case, RIA Novosti reported lawyer Leonid Soloviev.
Earlier, on the website of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow, a message appeared that after an attempt to hold an event with undesirable organizations in a hotel complex on Izmaylovskoye Shosse, about 200 people were delivered to the OVD, a check is underway. It is noted that representatives of the public organization tried to hold the event in violation of epidemiological norms.
“We drew up a protocol under article 20.33 of the Administrative Code, we refused to sign it, some of the detainees have already been released from the police department, there is no talk of initiating a criminal case,” said the agency's interlocutor.
Coordinator of the United Democrats (a project of the interregional public organization Open Petersburg *) Anastasia Burakova told RIA Novosti that on Saturday a forum organized by this project was held at the Izmailovo Delta Hotel, which was attended by municipal deputies from the regions of Russia to discuss the strategy for the next electoral cycle and share experience with each other.
Marina Litvinovich, a member of the Moscow POC, told RIA Novosti that Ilya Yashin, Yevgeny Roizman and Yulia Galyamina were detained in Moscow at a forum of municipal deputies. In addition, the chairman of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation, Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr., wrote on his Facebook page that he was in the paddy wagon. RIA Novosti does not yet have a police commentary.
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