Public Monitoring Commission human rights activist detained in Moscow

Public Monitoring Commission human rights activist detained in Moscow
Denis Nabiullin

According to the investigation, Denis Nabiullin promised to release the prisoner from the pre-trial detention center for a fee.

Moscow detained member of the Public Monitoring Commission (PMC) Denis Nabiullin on suspicion of fraud, Moskovsky Komsomolets reports. According to the newspaper, the detention took place on December 1.

A criminal case was initiated against Nabiullin under Swindling (Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). According to the investigation, he promised unknown prisoner assistance in the release from the pre-trial detention center in exchange for consideration. It is reported that Nabiullin received money, but did nothing, because he could not influence the process. After that, the arrested person wrote a statement against the human rights activist.

Deputy of PMC Eva Merkacheva believes that the case may be connected with the Fund for Assistance to the Arrested, which Nabiullin established, Mediazona reports. Also, according to Merkacheva, this may be a revenge for the numerous inquiries upon beating people in the police departments, which the detainee recently filed.

Secretary of the Moscow PMC Ivan Melnikov called Denis Nabiullin one of the most active of its participants. Nabiullin was also a volunteer on the Civil Rights Committee for a year and a half. No complaints were received against him, head of the Committee Andrey Babushkin said.

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