Protection Ildar Dading, the first in the history of the Russian justice system convicted for repeated violation of rules for holding rallies, sent a complaint to the European court of human rights (ECHR). About that “Novaya Gazeta” was told by his lawyer Ksenia Kostromina.

According to her, the complaint stated made by the authorities of the Russian Federation of violation of articles of the European Convention on human rights: the right to freedom of Assembly and Association (article 11), right to a fair trial (article 6), the right not to be tried or punished twice (part 1 of article 4 of Protocol N7).

“In the darkness of legal nihilism where the only possible sentences like sentence Dudar (judge Natalia Dudar, the Dading sentenced to three years in prison. – Approx. for alleged “repeated violation of order of holding rallies,” is one of the few options to seek justice,” explained, in turn, the convicted wife Anastasia Zotova.

August 5 office of the Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova filed a cassation appeal against the verdict to the activist, August 11, his lawyers sent a complaint to the constitutional court of the Russian Federation. The complaint disputes article of the criminal code, for which he was sentenced to three years in violation of numerous provisions of the Constitution, in particular the right to peaceful Assembly, to freedom of expression and the right not to be convicted repeatedly for one and the same act.

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.

Lawyer Ildar Dading sent a complaint to the ECHR 04.10.2016

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