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Two lawyers summoned as witnesses in Bolotnaya Square protest case

September 10, 2012, 11:32 UTC+3
On May 6 lawyer Mark Feigin, being on the stage in Bolotnaya Square, told the protesters about the beginning of a sit-in action at the Udarnik cinema and urged citizens to join it
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MOSCOW, September 10 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s Investigative Committee (SK) has summoned two lawyers for questioning in the case of mass disorders in Bolotnaya Square in Moscow, SK spokesman Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass.

“The SK Main Investigation Department within the investigation of the criminal case over the organisation of and participation in mass disorders accompanied by violence, calls to disorders and the use of violence against police officers in Bolotnaya Square and the surrounding area in Moscow on May 6, this year (Article 212, parts 1,2,3 and Article 318, part 1 of the RF Criminal Code), on Monday summoned for questioning a number of witnesses.”

“In particular, the investigators have information that one of the organisers of the mass action in Bolotnaya Square was lawyer of the Moscow Bar Association ‘Sodeistviye’ Yelena Lukyanova. In this connection she may have information about its preparation, organisation and implementation. The investigators earlier could not question Lukyanova because she was staying outside of the Russian Federation,” the SK official added.

In addition, the investigation has established that on May 6 lawyer Mark Feigin, being on the stage in Bolotnaya Square, told the protesters about the beginning of a sit-in action at the Udarnik cinema and urged citizens to join it.

“These actions of Feigin were recorded on a videotape that the investigation has,” the SK added.

The SK recalled that Feigin spread in the media statements that he would come for questioning with lawyers Violetta Volkova and Nikolai Polozov. The SK said that lawyer Violetta Volkova was also in Bolotnaya Square on May 6 during the rally.

 

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