The Oktyabrsky District Court of Yekaterinburg exacted 565,000 rubles from the former mayor of the city, Yevgeny Roizman, and four other people, for police work on rallies in support of politician Alexei Navalny. This was reported by a correspondent of 66.ru from the courtroom.
The Regional Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs substantiated the claim by the fact that 1,527 employees were involved in “ensuring public safety” on January 31, 2021, “as well as vehicles were additionally used.” As a result, the police were paid 499,223 rubles for their work at the actions, and another 65,918 rubles were spent on “fuel and lubricants,” the lawsuit said.
The defendants in the lawsuit, in addition to Roizman, are the former coordinator of Navalny’s Irina Norman in Yekaterinburg, ex-employee of the headquarters Victoria Reich, Kirill Serebrennikov, a Magnit cashier from the closed military settlement Uralsky, and Yury Chechenev from Yekaterinburg.
The courts found all of them guilty of organizing the action on January 31, 2021 (part 2 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). Roizman was placed under administrative arrest because of tweets about rallies in January 2021.
The regional departments of the National Guard and the Ministry of Internal Affairs massively filed lawsuits against Navalny’s supporters, demanding reimbursement for the costs of working at rallies in January 2021 – this was the case in including in Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Omsk, Penza, Yaroslavl, Chelyabinsk and Ufa.
A criminal case was opened against Yevgeny Roizman in August for “discrediting” the army because of a video about the war in Ukraine on YouTube (Article 280.3 UK). In March and April, the former mayor of Yekaterinburg was fined three times under a similar administrative article (20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). As a preventive measure, the politician was banned from attending public events, using any means of communication and receiving correspondence. -cite__image” alt=”1″ />Yevgeny Roizman Case