Well-known Moscow rights defender Pavel Pyatnitsky detained for firing from car
A criminal case under Hooliganism has been initiated.
In the center of Moscow on Tsvetnoy Boulevard, the police detained the driver of a Ford, who opened fire from his car’s window in the evening of April 12. A well-known Moscow human rights activist Pavel Pyatnitsky turned out to be the violator. The police discovered several shell casings at the scene. The MIA told REN TV that a criminal case under Hooliganism had been initiated into the incident.
The expert often appears on the air of well-known TV programs and talk shows, commenting on the progress of high-profile criminal cases. It is not reported for what purpose the lawyer opened fire.
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.