Moskalkova: Vigil is not a rally

the Picketing could not be seen as mass action even in the face of a pandemic coronavirus. So the Commissioner for human rights of the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova has commented on the detention of the journalist Ilya Azar, left on picket.

As reported “Interfax”, at the conference with the Council of Europe Commissioner for human rights, Dunja Mijatovic Moskalkova said that the dispute about the status of picketing during a pandemic, human rights activists clearly expressed their position. It lies in the fact that the law must be respected, and according to the law “picket cannot be considered as meeting”.

Recall that Azar was arrested may 26 during a single picket near the building of the interior Ministry in support of the Creator of the project “police Ombudsman” Vladimir Vorontsov, against whom several criminal cases.

two days later the Tver court of Moscow has sent hazard under administrative arrest for 15 days for repeated violation of the established procedure of organization or holding of picketing (part 8 of article 20.2 of the administrative code). He was also fined for violation of the requirements under the mode of increased readiness (part 2 of article 3.18.1 of the administrative code of Moscow). The Moscow city court on 5 June reduced the Hazard the detention period to ten days, and he was released.

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