The Russian police released Aleksei Navalny’s opposition politician from the Internal Affairs Directorate, having made a commitment to him. This was reported by his lawyer Olga Mikhailova, reports Interfax.
The lawyer clarified that the protocol on the policy was not drawn up. It can do later, she added. At the same time, there is no information about the appearance in the information about when Navalny needs to come to the police to draw up a protocol. He will be informed about this additionally.
Mikhailova clarified that in the department of action Navalny was regarded as a repeated violation of the rules of the procedure for holding a public action (part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). Navalny wrote on Twitter that he had a phone withdrawn.
Earlier it was reported that on January 28 in Moscow police detained opposition politician Alexei Navalny, who urged Russians to go out to the rallies and boycott the presidential election in 2018 and their results. According to law enforcers, in relation to Navalny will make a report on the administrative violation of Art. 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (violation of the established procedure for organizing or holding a meeting, rally, demonstration, procession or picketing).
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In general, 46 cities of Russia hosted actions and marches “Strike of voters”, whose goal, as the organizers sounded, was to persuade Russians to ignore presidential elections in March. Let’s note, earlier the court rejected the complaint of Navalny for a ban on participation as a candidate in the elections. Previously, the CEC of the Russian Federation was warned that Navalny’s candidacy will not be registered because of a criminal record. According to law enforcers, 3,500 people took part in the protest march. At the same time, according to media reports, up to 257 people were detained at the rallies.