26 May 2015, 15:22

ECtHR accepts complaint of Krasnodar activist Martynyuk to consideration

The complaint, lodged by the lawyer Alexander Popkov against the illegal detention of the Krasnodar activist Leonid Martynyuk, has been registered by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Leonid Martynyuk, a member of the political council of the RPR-PARNAS Party, was detained in the evening on August 23, 2014, in Krasnodar on suspicion of hooliganism. On August 24, Martynyuk was arrested for 10 days. A complaint to the ECtHR was sent on March 4 this year.

Today, Alexander Popkov, a lawyer of the human rights organization "Agora", said that the Strasbourg Court had registered his complaint; and he received a respective notification of the ECtHR.

"The complaint to the ECtHR concerns Martynyuk's unlawful detention and trial, which resulted in his 10-day arrest," the RAPSI quotes Popkov as saying.

The complaint also stated that shortly before his arrest in Krasnodar, Martynyuk made public, jointly with Boris Nemtsov, a co-chairman of the RPR-PARNAS, who was killed on February 27 in Moscow, a video report "Who shot down the Boeing over Donbas", the "OVD-Info" has reported today.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

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