PMC member detained in Moscow for shooting released on recognizance not to leave
The human rights activist’s powers in the Monitoring Committee are suspended.
A member of the Moscow Public Monitoring Committee (PMC), Pavel Pyatnitsky, was released on a written recognizance not to leave, TASS reports. Last weekend, the human rights activist was detained for shooting from a pneumatic pistol in the center of Moscow in a drunken state.
The police has not yet charged the perpetrator, the news agency reports. Pyatnitsky's membership in the PMC is suspended. He faces punishment under the article on hooliganism. According to preliminary information, Pyatnitsky shot several times in the air in order to scare the man with whom he engaged in a fight.
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.