The author of Novaya Gazeta, Victoria Ivleva, was fined 150 thousand rubles for a picket in support of Memorial

Moscow’s Khamovnichesky Court fined the author of Novaya Gazeta, Viktoria Ivleva, 150,000 rubles for taking part in a picket in support of the human rights organization Memorial . It is reported by “Rain” . 

Also, human rights activist Yury Samodurov was fined 20 thousand rubles. He was charged with a violation of the rules for organizing a public event (part 2 of article 20.2 of the Administrative Code), Ivleva was charged with a repeated violation of the procedure for holding a public event (part 8 of article 20.2 of the Administrative Code).

A series of single pickets in support of Memorial took place on 20 November. 12 people were detained at the action. Ivleva and Samodurov spent the entire weekend at the police station.

The Prosecutor General’s Office and the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office filed lawsuits in mid-November demanding the liquidation of International Memorial and the Memorial Human Rights Center, accusing the organization of violating the law on “foreign agents”.

In support of the “Memorial”  were  dozens of Russian and international organizations, politicians, academics and culture, including the Nobel Peace Prize, Dmitry Muratov and Gorbachev.

The Kremlin  stated that “there have been problems with Memorial for a long time in terms of compliance with the norms of Russian legislation.”

(c)UNIAN 2021

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