FSB detains two supporters of shaman who was heading for Moscow to “exorcise Putin”
Law enforcement agencies pay increased attention to the shaman’s supporters.
In the Yakut Neryungri, two members of the detachment of shaman Aleksandr Gabyshev were detained.
Pravozashchity Otkrytki Human Rights Organization Coordinator Aleksey Pryanishnikov said that they were Yevgeny Rostokin and Boris Litnarovich.
“Presumably, they were detained by the FSB officers. We are establishing the reason for their detention. Two days earlier, Rostokin was already detained by law enforcement officers and warned that they were following all his movements,” Pryanishnikov said as cited by MBKh media.
According to him, law enforcement agencies pay increased attention to the shaman’s supporters. “Apparently, they are trying to demonstrate that they have full control over members of the shaman’s detachment,” he noted.
Gabyshev was detained on September 19 after mass protests in Ulan-Ude, which began with the detention of shaman supporters. The Yakut man was recognized insane, but only on the second attempt.
In addition, the shaman was accused of publicly calling for extremist activity (part 1 of Art. 280 of the Russian Criminal Code).