Following Yashin, Sobol and other oppositionists removed from Moscow City Duma elections

Following Yashin, Sobol and other oppositionists removed from Moscow City Duma elections
Lyubov Sobol

Yesterday, about a thousand people held an unauthorized protest march in Moscow.

Moscow district election commissions refused to register several opposition candidates for elections to the Moscow City Duma, including lawyers from the Anti-Corruption Foundation Ivan Zhdanov and Lyubov Sobol, former State Duma deputy Dmitry Gudkov, ex-chairman of the Yabloko party Sergey Mitrokhin, deputy of the Zyuzino District, Konstantin Yankauskas and a member of the Timiryazevsky Council of Deputies, Yulia Galina, RBC writes. Earlier, the chairman of the council of deputies of the Krasnoselsky District, Ilya Yashin, the ex-chairman of Open Russia, Alexander Solovyov, the member of the HRC, Andrey Babushkin, and others also were removed from the access to elections.

“My signature for my student Luba Sobol was recognized as fake. Great! Although I specifically called collectors and helped them collect signatures at my place. There are witnesses,” lawyer Elena Lukyanova wrote on Facebook.

The election commissions explained the refusals by a large percentage of the rejection of signatures for candidates. On Sunday, July 14, about a thousand people went to an unauthorized protest, according to Moscow’s MIA Directorate. The organizers called the action a meeting with voters.

Gudkov and Zhdanov declared their intention to challenge denials of registration for elections in court. People gather at Trubnaya Square for a new “meeting with candidates.”

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