Valentina Cherevatenko. Screenshot of a video by the user Vadim Karastelev

24 July 2016, 00:42

In Rostov-on-Don, about 15 picketers support Valentina Cherevatenko

On July 23, Rostov-on-Don hosted a sanctioned picket in protest against criminal proceedings against Valentina Cherevatenko, the leader of the "Union 'Women of Don'". According to the organizers of the picket, the event was attended by about 15 people.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on June 24, investigators seized documents from the office of the "Union 'Women of Don'". On June 27, the advocate of Valentina Cherevatenko got a resolution on the institution of a criminal case against the human rights defender on fraudulent evasion of the duties specified by the Russian law on non-commercial organizations, performing functions of foreign agents.

Sonya Moshiyan, the wife of activist Boris Baty, who had to leave Russia for Germany, became one of the participants of the protest action.

During the picket, some passers-by stopped to ask the activists about the details of the criminal case against Valentina Cherevatenko and expressed their solidarity with her.

The picket was held without conflicts or detentions.

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

Author: Valery Lyugaev; Source: CK correspondent

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