GENERICO.ruRussiaIn Khabarovsk, activists were detained before a rally on the anniversary of Furgal's detention; they were interrogated about the...

In Khabarovsk, activists were detained before a rally on the anniversary of Furgal's detention; they were interrogated about the arson of the military enlistment office and released

activist Yana Drobnokhod.

According to her, about ten people were detained, all of them have already been released. Some of them were interrogated as witnesses in the case of the arson of the military registration and enlistment office, which is being investigated under a terrorist article (Part 1 of Article 205 of the Criminal Code).

The police also stopped the car of Kristina Gritsaenko from the Activation project, which covers protests and the persecution of their participants, on the road. According to OVD-Info, she was temporarily kept in the department without explanation.

In addition, according to RusNews, traffic police officers stopped a minibus with activists on the way to the rally, drew up a report on the driver, and then “ for some time pursued” the car.

The action itself in support of Furgal took place in the Hyde Park in Khabarovsk near the Rus Palace of Culture. According to the RusNews broadcast on YouTube, several dozen people came there and there were no arrests. The police checked their documents and asked if the number of participants exceeded the maximum set for Hyde Parks.

The governor of the Khabarovsk Territory from the Liberal Democratic Party, Sergei Furgal, was detained on the morning of July 9, 2020 and placed in the Lefortovo pre-trial detention center in Moscow. His prosecution sparked months of protests in the region. In February 2023, Furgal was sentenced to 22 years in prison in cases of contract killings of competitors in 2004 and 2005 and illegal acquisition of weapons .

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