Anti-corruption rally in Moscow. March 26, 2017
Photo: Anton Sergienko / RBC
The Commission of the presidential Council on human rights will investigate after the past weekend in Moscow in an unsanctioned rally. The results are planned to submit a report to Vladimir Putin
Commission of the Council under the President of Russia on development of civil society and human rights (HRC) is going to prepare a report to Vladimir Putin in connection with carrying out in Moscow of uncoordinated anti-corruption rally. About this TASS said the head of the Commission the HRC on civil liberties and civil activity, TV presenter Nikolay Svanidze.
He said that this decision was taken on last Wednesday, March 29, the meeting of the Commission. “We decided to investigate the events of 26 March by the Commission in extended composition and the end result should be a report to the head of state”, — quotes Agency the words of Svanidze.
A member of the HRC said that the Commission would like to request documents from the Moscow mayor’s office regarding the refusal to approve of the March on 26 March. The members of the Committee intend to examine the materials of the Ministry of internal Affairs in connection with detention of participants of the uncoordinated rally and to hear members of the Public oversight Commission on monitoring human rights in places of detention. “Calls for the release of the uncoordinated action, we also learn,” added Svanidze.
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Earlier, the head of the HRC Mikhail Fedotov criticized the organizers of the rally. He said that “to bring people to an unauthorized action, it means putting them under the threat of force by the police”. He noted that “there is nothing to be offended by the police” because it “fulfills the requirements of the law.” Several members of the HRC did not agree with the position Fedotov. In particular, on the website of the Council published a letter of journalist Elena Masyuk, in which it is proposed to urgently set up a working group of the HRC on information gathering, analysis and report after the anti-corruption rallies. The journalist noted that it was supported by several Council colleagues.
March 26 was held in Moscow anti-corruption rally, which, according to official figures, was attended by 8 thousand people. The action was not sanctioned by the city municipality and has led to numerous arrests — according to its results, were detained over a thousand people. The protesters demanded to start investigation against Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in the Wake of the film Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) Alexei Navalny “He’s not Dimon.” The film argued that the Prime Minister has “huge tracts of land in the elite areas and disposes of yachts and apartments in old mansions, as well as the agro-complexes and wineries in Russia and abroad”. Similar protests were held in other major Russian cities. In some of these events were coordinated.