Banner of the participant of the protest action held on the Akhmat Kadyrov Bridge. Saint Petersburg, November 28, 2018. Photo by David Frenkel for the "Caucasian Knot"

26 December 2018, 16:25

Case against a rally participant on Kadyrov Bridge in Saint Petersburg closed

The administrative case against a 17-year-old coordinator of the art group "Vesna" (Spring), who in November participated in hanging out a banner on the Akhmat Kadyrov Bridge in Saint Petersburg, has been closed.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on November 28, activists unfolded a banner on the Akhmat Kadyrov bridge in Saint Petersburg: "It belongs to Ingushetia." They explained that they had "transferred" to Ingushetia a bridge in exchange for the lands transferred to Chechnya. On November 28, law enforcers detained the coordinator of the art group "Vesna". He was accused of violating the rules of holding the event, the "OVD-Info" reports with reference to Maxim Olenichev, a lawyer of the "Team 29".

According to the young man himself, the commission did not find any elements of crime in his actions. It was also important that the police did not detain the protesters, and no complaints about them were received. Besides, the records from surveillance cameras showed that the young people did not disturb passers-by, the young man told the "Fontanka".

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 26, 2018 at 04:55 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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