Head of MIA Kolokoltsev to get complaint to Prosecutor General for participation in United Russia congress
Head of Russian MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev, who participated in the United Russia congress on December 7 and 8, violated the law "On Police."
This attracted the attention of Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora International Human Rights Group, and the VKontakte public page Ombudsman of the Police.
According to part 2, article 7 of the law “On Police”, a police officer is prohibited to take part in the activities of political parties. And the party congress is a political activity (part 1 of article 24 of the law “On political parties”).
The administrator of the public page the Ombudsman of the Police Vladimir Vorontsov, due to the participation of Vladimir Kolokoltsev in the United Russia congress, intends to file appeals to the Prosecutor General’s Office and the presidential administration, MBKh Media reports.
Recall that 7 years ago, Vladimir Markin, at that time an official representative of the ICR, found himself in a similar situation. He participated in the primaries of the All-Russian National Front (ONF). Agora then noted that this violates the prohibition of employees of the Investigative Committee to participate in the work of public organizations.
The ONF said that Markin does not violate the laws, but the Prosecutor General’s Office confirmed the violation. As a result, Markin did not go to the elections to the State Duma from ONF, remaining at work in the investigating authorities.