Elderly human rights activist Ponomarev arrested for supporting defendants in cases of Set and Novoye Velichiye
By reposting a message on a social network, the leader of the For Human Rights movement allegedly called for participation in an uncoordinated action.
The Tverskoy Court of Moscow sentenced leader of the movement Za prava cheloveka (For Human Rights) Lev Ponomarev, 77, to 25 days of administrative arrest for reposting the call for participation in a rally in defense of the defendants in the cases of Novoye Velichiye (New Greatness) and Set (Network). The judge chose the exceptional punishment, since the human rights activist had already violated the order of holding rallies for the second time (part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Administrative Code), the online publication Sotavision reports.
Even before the trial, Ponomarev filed a notice on holding the event called the March for Peace. Against Violence on December 16. According to the organizers, “the action should be the civil society’s response the creeping seizure of power by the security forces, to their use of torture and provocation, to toughening political repression.” Apart from Ponomarev, the applicants were human rights activists Valery Borschev and Svetlana Gannushkina, public figure Leonid Gozman and politician Gennady Gudkov.
The rally in support of the defendants in the cases of the New Greatness and Network was held on October 28, 2018 in front of the FSB building. The members of the New Greatness, most of whom were teenagers, were arrested in the spring. They allegedly created an extremist community, although the ideological inspirer and author of the movement’s statute was the FSB informant, who later testified against the teenagers.
The Network movement was recognized as a terrorist organization; 11 people from Penza and St. Petersburg allegedly prepared an armed uprising and terrorist attacks during the last presidential elections and the World Cup.
On July 23, Ponomarev was detained outside the General Prosecutor's Office building during a picket in support of the defendants in the case of the New Greatness case. Then, the court imposed a fine of 10 thousand rubles ($ 150) on the human rights activist.
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