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08 February 2024, 18:52

ECtHR awards compensations to participants of protests in support of Navalny* in Kuban

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) awarded compensation to activists from Anapa and Sochi who participated in rallies in support of Alexei Navalny* in January 2021.

Among those who have been awarded compensation are Nikita Svinchukov and Mikhail Sergeev, participants in the “Freedom for Navalny*” rally held in Anapa on January 23, 2021, Vyacheslav Chistoserdov, Anatoly Ivakin, and Yuri Kobtsev, participants in a similar rally in Sochi, as well as Angelina Krasyuk, a participant in a rally held in Anapa on January 31, 2021.

All the above-mentioned activists were fined under the article for violating the established procedure for holding a meeting, rally, etc.

Let us remind you that several thousand people took part in a march organized by supporters of Alexei Navalny* in Krasnodar on January 23, 2021. Protest actions also took place in the cities of Yeisk, Novorossiysk, Gelendzhik, and Armavir. In Sochi, dozens of activists were detained without explanations. At the protest actions held on January 31, 2021, 35 people were detained in Krasnodar, 10 in Anapa, and three in Novorossiysk.

The “Caucasian Knot” has also reported in December 2023, the ECtHR awarded compensations to the activists from Rostov-on-Don, Volgograd, and Stavropol, who had also been detained at a protest action in support of Alexei Navalny*.

*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. Alexei Navalny’s offices are recognized as extremist organizations and banned in Russia. The NCO is also recognized by a court as extremist and banned in the territory of Russia. On January 25, 2022, the “Rosfinmonitoring” (the Russian Federal Service for Financial Monitoring) included Alexei Navalny into the register of extremists and terrorists.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 7, 2024 at 03:17 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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