HRC: the Detention of journalists, speaking on the protests against the arrest of colleagues, illegally

In the HRC criticized the mass arrest of journalists, published on pickets in support of colleagues Ilya Azar, who received 15 days of arrest for a picket in the period of the coronavirus restrictions. This was reported on the website of the Council.

“We Express our protest against the police action and demand the immediate release of our colleagues”, — is told in the message.

the Members of the HRC considered the detention “is not only illegal, but extremely shocking”.

In the HRC explained its position that “a single picket can not be a violation of the law on public actions”.

“And the quarantine may not restrict the constitutional rights of citizens, if their implementation does not constitute an epidemiological threat (real picket this threat definitely is not),” added the Council.

the Journalist Ilya Azar were arrested for 15 days for public support of the Creator of a public “Ombudsman police” Vladimir Vorontsov, accused of extortion. Azar came out to picket in support of Vorontsov. The Tverskoy district court found the journalist guilty under part 8 of article 20.2 of the administrative code (“the Repeated violation of the laws on rallies”).

In support of hazard came the journalists. It was reported about the arrest of GU MVD in Moscow several people, including editor-in-chief of “media zones” Sergei Smirnov, Tatiana Felgengauer, Alice ganaway, Victoria Ivleva, a journalist of the TV channel RT Ilya Vasyunin, a journalist of the TV channel “Rain” Mikhail Fishman.

Police have made six reports on the participants of the picket in support of arrested journalist Ilya Azar in Moscow. About it reported in GU MVD in Moscow.

“At the moment in relation to the six protocols under article 20.2 of the administrative code and article 3.18.1 of the administrative code of the city of Moscow”, — stated in the message.

Their names are not specified.

the Police solves a question on attraction to a responsiblethe spine of the other participants.

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