The human rights center “memorial” recognized political prisoner anarchist Dmitry Bochenkova, which became another person involved in “marsh business” at the end of last year. This was reported on the websiteof the organization.

Buchenkov, candidate of political Sciences, prior to arrest working as the Deputy head of the Department of the history of medicine and the social Sciences and Humanities national research medical University named after Pirogov, chief editor of the newspaper “Moscow train”, was arrested on 2 December 2015. He was charged with participation in the events on Bolotnaya square on 6 may 2012 on part 2 of article 212 (“Participation in mass riots) and part 1 of article 318 (“Use of violence not dangerous for life or health, against a representative of authorities”) of the criminal code. On 3 December the Basmanny court of Moscow sanctioned the arrest Bochenkova for a period of two months.

According to human rights activists, in violation of the code of criminal procedure the trial was conducted without notice to counsel Bochenkova, and employees of the Center on counteraction to extremism (Center “e” the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation) provided the pressure on the accused. In addition, in the “Memorial” believe “unreasonable and inadequate to the circumstances of the case Bochenkova election of a measure of restraint in form of detention in connection with charges based on the fuzzy photos more than three years ago in relation to nowhere hiding for all this time, man.”

Thus, Buchenkov claims that was not on Bolotnaya on 6 may 2012, and that day was the parents in Nizhny Novgorod. In connection with the above “memorial” demands the immediate release Bochenkova as other “prisoners of Bolotnaya square”, said in a statement.

According to media reports, the case against Bochenkova lead investigator Alexei Dobrin previously occupied by other defendants in the case about mass riots and clashes with police at a protest “March of millions” on Bolotnaya. It has also been proposed that the arrest Bochenkova may be associated with its activity in the libertarian movement and position on what is happening in Russia.

After agreed with the authorities of the protest action were detained about 400 protesters. To criminal liability under the so-called “Bolotnaya case” had attracted more than 30 people. Last convicted in this case at the end of December 2015 was Ivan nepomnyashchih, which “memorial” has also recognized a political prisoner. In addition he is currently in detention remain four marsh defendants: Sergey Krivov, Alexander Margolin and Alexei Gaskarov and Dmitry Ishevsky.




“Memorial” recognized political prisoner in the “swamp” of the defendant Bochenkova 12.01.2016

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