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Caution issued to opposition MP in May 6 riots lawful

13:26 08/11/2012

MOSCOW, November 8 - RAPSI. On Thursday, the Moscow City Court announced that the caution the Prosecutor's Office issued to MP Dmitry Gudkov in connection with the May 6 rally on Bolotnaya Square was legal, Gudkov told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com).

Thus the judicial panel upheld the ruling by the Moscow Khamovnichesky District Court, which found the office's actions lawful.

Gudkov added that he does not consider the caution or the new court ruling legal and he is determined to dispute them further.

"You need to go all the way up to get a taste of the full delights of the law enforcement and judicial system," the deputy said.

Gudkov said that after he was detained, he submitted a deputy's inquiry to the prosecutor's office requesting to find out whether the actions of law enforcement officers were lawful. However he received no response to this.

A "Just Russia" party Duma deputy Gennady GudkovA "Just Russia" party Duma deputy Gennady Gudkov

The press release of the Prosecutor General's Office issued on May 31 stated that during the May 6 rally Gudkov acted and shouted in a way which interfered with the polices work in maintaining order.

Clashes with the police flared up on May 6 during an officially sanctioned opposition march across Moscow. Dozens of protesters and police officers were injured and over 400 rally participants were detained.

Dmitry Gudkov is a son of former State Duma deputy, Gennady Gudkov of A Just Russia bloc. Gudkov Sr. was earlier stripped of his deputy mandate under the illegal entrepreneurship charges.

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Caution issued to opposition MP in May 6 riots lawful

13:26 08/11/2012 On Thursday, the Moscow City Court announced that the caution the Prosecutor's Office issued to MP Dmitry Gudkov in connection with the May 6 rally on Bolotnaya Square was legal.
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