21 June 2018, 08:40

Rostov blogger arrested after filming a law enforcer

Rostov-on-Don court has passed a three-day administrative arrest to Gaspar Avakyan, a video blogger, founding him guilty of disobeying policemen. Avakyan claims that he was detained at the request of a law official, whom he exposed of violating traffic rules.

Gaspar Avakyan has stated that he was detained after he had attracted law enforcers' attention to two violations of traffic rules committed by a policeman – an incorrect parking and crossing the road in a wrong place. The blogger asserts that the policeman received "statements" for his violations. However, another law enforcer, whose offence the blogger also wanted to fix on June 18, detained him in the street and called the police.

"Avakyan was detained under Article 19.3 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offenses (disobedience to a policeman's legitimate demand)," the edition "Privet-Rostov" quotes Artemiy Zaitsev, an Avakyan friend, as saying.

Today, the Leninsky District Court of Rostov-on-Don found Avakyan guilty. "Gaspar was arrested for three days without a fine," the edition "161.ru" quotes Svetlana, the blogger's wife.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’on June 20, 2018 at 09:38 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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