City Duma deputy Kholodarev detained in Yekaterinburg
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A city deputy was detained in Yekaterinburg thoughts of Alexei Kholodarev. This was reported to RBC by the deputy himself.
“Detained in connection with the publication on the VKontakte network in 2017, in March, of a material, a video clip containing an image of a red circle, which is recognized as the logo of the organization of the extremist FBK (Anti-Corruption Foundation; the organization was recognized as extremist and a foreign agent is prohibited in Russia, and then liquidated.— RBC)»,— said Kholodarev.
“In this regard, they rewound my tape, found the record, found this circle, said that these were extremist materials. They invited me to draw up a protocol, after drawing up we are waiting for the court, & mdash; he added.
According to the deputy, what is happening to him is “mostly funny.” “In principle, everything is clear what is happening. And you need to dig something out on a person who does not agree with what is happening at any cost, — Kholodarev said.
RBC sent a request to the Oktyabrsky District Court of Yekaterinburg and to the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Sverdlovsk Region.
Kholodarev was elected to the City Duma of Yekaterinburg in 2018 from the regional branch of A Just Russia. In June, the deputy was fined 80,000 rubles twice. under the article on discrediting the armed forces (Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses) for anti-war posts on social networks. The Righteous Russia faction in the City Duma expelled Kholodarev from its membership. The current legislation does not allow him to deprive him of his deputy mandate.
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As lawyer Aleksey Bushmakov told E1, now Kholodarev is accused of demonstrating extremist symbols (part 1 of article 20.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). Under this article, individuals face a fine of up to 2 thousand rubles. or arrest for up to 15 days.
According to the lawyer, in 2017 Kholodarev reposted the FBK investigation film “He is not Dimon to you.” about the alleged property of then Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
“After the FBK was recognized as an extremist organization, he did not delete this video. Five years ago, he had to comb through all his videos, all his posts and had to delete. Since he did not do this, in their opinion, the material is in the public domain and is extremist,— Bushmakov noted.
Later, the lawyer told RBC that the Oktyabrsky Court of Yekaterinburg appointed Alexei Kholodarev 14 days of arrest under Art. 20.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses. The punishment has already entered into force, the deputy was sent to a special detention center, Bushmakov added.
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