Alexei Nikitin at a picket in Krasnodar. Screenshot of Sergei Romanov's post on Facebook

10 November 2023, 18:16

ECtHR finds violation of rights of Krasnodar activist Nikitin

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has awarded compensation of EUR 5000 to Alexei Nikitin, a Krasnodar activist, who was arrested for participating in protests.

Nikitin was detained at an action against increasing prices for public transport in 2018 and at a rally in support of Alexei Navalny* in 2021, the "Kavkaz.Realii"** project has informed.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Nikitin, who was detained on January 23 and 31, 2021, at solidarity rallies with Navalny* in Krasnodar, was arrested for 15 days for violating the procedure for holding a rally.

Nikitin alleged illegal detention, violation of his right to an impartial hearing in court, red tape and other violations.

*Navalny's offices are recognized as extremist organizations and banned in Russia. Alexei Navalny is a founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (known as FBK), an NCO that is included by the Russian Ministry of Justice (MoJ) into the register of NCOs performing functions of a foreign agent. The NCO is also recognized by a court as extremist and banned in the territory of Russia.

**Included by the Russian Ministry of Justice (MoJ) into the register of foreign agents.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 10, 2023 at 11:31 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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