member of the presidential Council on human rights (HRC) Nikolai Svanidze called the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation to withdraw the claim to the Director Kirill Serebrennikov and others involved in the case, “the Seventh Studio”.
According to Svanidze, reports “Interfax”, now the culture has a “great chance” to speak in defense of the “very prominent theatrical figures” and gain credibility in the field, which the Ministry supervises. Svanidze noted that the Prosecutor requested the actual deadline for all defendants, but “it is obvious that the case was fabricated”.
“All theater community is desperate, there’s no evidence, but the case stretches and stretches,” added Svanidze. He stressed that if the defendants will get real time, especially pieces of silver, “it will be a huge blow” and the atmosphere in the country, and the reputation of the judiciary and intellectuals. According to him, this case suggests that the creative intelligentsia is the favorite social group in power, but if you had never loved her, but she at least was considered, it is now no longer considered.
Recall, the Prosecutor demanded to sentence the film Director Kirill Serebrennikov to six years in a General regime colony and a fine of 800 thousand rubles in the case of theft 129 million rubles in “the Seventh Studio” in the implementation of the theatre project “Platform”.
the state Prosecutor had requested five years for the other defendants — former producer of Alex Malopolska, four years for the ex-Director of “the Seventh Studio” Yuri itina and four years for the ex-official of the Ministry of culture Sofia Apfelbaum.
Note that prior to the debate, theatrical figures gathered more than 3 thousand signatures in defense of the defendants in the case and sent a letter to the head of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation Olga Lyubimova.
the investigators believe that pieces of silver together with other defendants kidnapped 129 million rubles, inudalennye in 2011-2014, “the Seventh Studio” on the development of the project “Platform”. The defendants deny all charges.
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