15 March 2024, 15:55

Pyatigorsk resident detained for post in support of Navalny

Policemen have been holding Roman Mirkin, a Pyatigorsk resident, for the second day, accusing him of displaying prohibited symbols in his personal correspondence on the Telegram. Mirkin had also placed posts in support of Alexei Navalny in social networks, human rights defenders have informed.

On March 13, in Pyatigorsk, Roman Mirkin was detained while giving an explanation. According to his wife, the reason for the detention was Roman's statements in support of Alexei Navalny, the human rights project "OVD-Info"* has reported.

Mirkin is charged under the article about the demonstration of prohibited symbols due to his voice message in his personal correspondence on the Telegram. Besides, he had placed posts in support of Alexei Navalny on the Facebook**.

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

**On March 21, 2022, the Tverskoi Court of Moscow banned the activities in Russia of the Meta Company, owning the Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, in connection with extremist activities.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on March 14, 2024 at 10:30 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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