Russia: Vostok Forum was attacked by Russian police OMON

Nieuws, gepost door: veganarchist op 05/08/2013 08:10:30

Wanneer: 05/08/2013 - 11:50

Russian police attacked international youth gathering near Apatity (Murmansk Region, Russia).

In the evening, August 1, 2013, the Russian OMON in the fenders and machine guns, in cooperation with agents Investigation Committee, invaded the tourist base Russ, 13 km from the town of Apatity near Murmansk.

Alexei Alexei Raschodnikow at the hearing at the trial Raschodnikow

This took place in an international forum where young people Vostok Forum. Participated in it 30 forum participants (15 residents of the European Union, 12 Germans), the rest of the people were tourists.
During the attack OMONU some people were forced to stand facing a wall or thrown violently to the ground. No one could use mobile phones to take pictures or record of Russian officers. Some participants could not close their rooms or go on medication they used. They were kept at arms over an hour. At that time policjnci przesukiwali rooms. Not presented any documents to justify the operation. Forum participants were not informed of their rights.
Formally, all the action was carried out because of the search a person accused of criminal activity. In addition, the police asked general questions about the relationship of participants from Russia and the reason why the Forum was held. There are not any translation. For some of the forum participants, citizens of Germany, used aggressive violence that has caused shock in them. It was necessary to help the Russian emergency.

Another participant, 23-year-old activist Alexei Raschodnikow was arrested. A few days before the Forum organized a single prostest the square in Murmansk, where prostestowal against clericalization state (has the label "Secularization or Death). Was charged with assault on a police officer with a knife. Doing a penalty of 10 years in prison. He was severely beaten by police, has several stitches on his head. got a fine of two thousand rubles, about 500 euros. At this point the lack of information on the legal status of the detainee and his future situation.
Organizers Forum - "Humanistic Movement of Youth" (Russia) and "AG Russland" (Germany), are deeply concerned about the situation, as the agents of Investigation Committee and OMON act without taking into account international law. Stopping the Forum participants to limit their freedom of movement, lack of explanations of behavior and information about your rights stop.

From 8 years Vostok Forum held annually in Koli. It is a platform for young students, academics, artists and activists. Discussion topics are discussed in the "open process".

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