The first in the history of the Russian justice system convicted for repeated violation of rules for holding rallies activist Ildar Dading was transferred from Moscow remand prison SIZO-2 in the Vologda region. This became known from his letters to his wife Anastasia Zotova, which published photos of the message on his page in Facebook. The letter is dated August 31, according to Zotova, there is no certainty that the Dading continues to stay in the Vologda region.

“While the letter I realized it’s been almost a month… However, from the Vologda prison Ildar could take anywhere, even to Siberia. Maybe he’s still in Vologda, because listen to what he writes: “I Asked the prison officials, then how much I can hold, and he replied that not more than ten days; but after talking with some inmates, I learned that you can two months to keep” – quoted by her husband Zotov.

The wife of the activist noted that she previously brought back the letters that she wrote to the Metropolitan detention center “the Bear”, which contained Dading. According to Zotova, the investigator explained to her that her husband returned to Moscow for questioning on new charges of extremism, “and now finally sent back to serve his sentence”.

In April, the Dading was transferred from Moscow detention facility N4 detention facility in St. Petersburg N1 “Crosses”. In late June, the activist was again taken to jail N4 of Moscow to testify in the new case. During interrogation on 7 July, the investigators were interested in his activity in social networks. Lawyer Dading Alex lipcer then suggested that the activist may be a case under article 282 of the criminal code.

It was later confirmed that a new caseassociated with some posts on the social network Facebook, was initiated under article 282 of the criminal code (“inciting hatred or hostility, and humiliation of human dignity”). This was preceded by monitoring of the Basmanny Prosecutor’s office, which found signs of violations of law records from 2014 from one of your accounts network Facebook.

Zotova then explainedthat “this account is registered in the name of Ildar Dading, however, is whether Ildar its owner is not known for certain”. The status of the Dading on the new case is also unclear in the materials called “outstanding” by the investigative Department.”

“So far, the case looks like this: someone starts a still unknown account, calls himself Ildar Davnym, writes posts and then deletes some of them at a time, while the real government is in jail without access to the Internet”, – said Zotov.

The judge of Basmanny court of Moscow Natalya Dudar 7 December 2015 recognized Dading guilty of violating article 212.1 of the Criminal code provides for liability for repeated violation of the rules of holding rallies, and sentenced to three years in a General regime colony, although the prosecution had asked only for two years. March 31, the Moscow city court has mitigated the sentence to activist for six months.

According to the materials of the case, Dading has been repeatedly brought to administrative responsibility for participation in opposition rallies – four in 2014. Dading remains the only convicted under article 212.1 of the criminal code after her appearance in the new edition of the Criminal code of the Russian Federation in the summer of 2014.



Activist Dading, was convicted for violating the rules of holding rallies, has been transferred to the Vologda oblast 27.09.2016

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