19 February 2024, 22:09

Resident of Rostov-on-Don fined for failure to obey law enforcers’ request

In Rostov-on-Don, a court found Valentina Mrykhina, who was detained while laying flowers in memory of Alexei Navalny*, guilty of failure to obey a lawful request of law enforcers and fined her 2000 roubles.

The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that after the death of Alexei Navalny*, residents of the country’s cities, including in Southern Russia, were persecuted for attempting to honour the memory of the victims of repression. So, at least seven persons were detained in Taganrog, and one of them was fined for failure to obey a lawful request of the police. In Stavropol, activists reported that dozens were taken to police stations.

On February 17, in Rostov-on-Don, law enforcers detained Valentina Mrykhina, who laid flowers at the monument to the victims of repression, the human rights project “OVD-Info”** reports.

Let us remind you that on February 2, 2021, the court sentenced Alexei Navalny* to 3.5 years of imprisonment. Later, new charges were brought against him and the term of his imprisonment was prolonged. Political analysts recognized the actions in support of Alexei Navalny* in January 2021 as the most massive in recent decades in Russia.

*On January 25, 2022, the “Rosfinmonitoring” (the Russian Federal Service for Financial Monitoring) included Alexei Navalny into the register of extremists and terrorists. He is a founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (known as FBK), an NCO that is included by the Russian Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in the register of NCOs performing functions of a foreign agent, recognized as extremist and banned in the Russian Federation. Convicted on probation in a case on fraud. In February 2021, the term was replaced with imprisonment. In a penal colony, Alexei Navalny was charged with fraud and contempt of court and sentenced to 9 years of imprisonment. Furthermore, Alexei Navalny was also sentenced to 19 years of imprisonment in a case on disorganizing the penal colony, extremism, and rehabilitation of Nazism. In April 2023, Alexei Navalny announced that he faced life imprisonment in the case on terrorism. Recognized as a “prisoner of conscience.” The “Caucasian Knot” material “Navalny: Caucasian Dimension” sets out the oppositionist’s views on the problems related to the Caucasus. The Alexei Navalny’s offices, which previously operated in the Russian regions, are recognized in Russia as extremist organizations and included in the list of prohibited organizations.

**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 February 18, 2024 at 01:56 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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