Russian ombudsman seeks revision of decision on human rights campaigner’s detention
MOSCOW, December 6 (RAPSI) – Russian ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova has applied to the Moscow City Court and the prosecutor of Moscow over the detention of a leader of the NGO For Human Rights Lev Ponomaryov, RAPSI has learnt in the human right’s commissioner’s press service.
Moskalkova has requested to revise a decision to detain Ponomaryov for 25 days.
Earlier, the Presidential Council for Human Rights expressed indignation in connection with the detention of Ponomaryov and asked the prosecutor of Moscow to support the defense position during an appeal hearing. The appeal against detention is expected to be considered on December 7.
On December 5, Moscow’s Tverskoy District Court detained Ponomarev for 25 days. The human rights campaigner was found guilty of repeated violation of the order of public events organization. The court’s press service did not disclose the details of the committed offence. However, various media reported that Ponomarev had allegedly called for participation in an unauthorized rally on October 28 near the Federal Security Service’s building.