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October 26 (Itar-Tass) — Left Front coordinator Sergei Udaltsov has appeared at the Russian Investigative Committee (SK) this Friday. He was summoned for 10:00 Moscow time to the investigator to be questioned as a defendant over the case of preparation for organization of mass disorders. The case against Udaltsov is based on the materials of the Anatomy of Protest-2 film.
Udaltsov told reporters who gathered near the SK building that it was a "torture case". "It strikes entire Russia's image." "If somebody thought I would run across the border, he was mistaken. I go with my head held high. There is no guilt on me," he said.
Near the building, Udaltsov greeted his supporters. One female picket held a poster "I am against Repressions and Tortures".
The criminal case on charges of preparation for organization of mass disorders was opened against Left Front leader Udaltsov, his assistant Konstantin Lebedev and State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomaryov's assistant Leonid Razvozzhayev after the facts of the Anatomy of Protest-2 were checked. The film has a video recording of discussion of possibility to organize mass disorders in Moscow and some other regions in Russia.
The investigators will also check the information about possible preparation of terrorist attacks in Russia by the participants in the rally shown in the film. If the information is confirmed, legal assessment will be given to the actions of Udaltsov and the other participants in the rally, including the Georgian citizens, an SK source said earlier.
In connection with the case, Udaltsov is not allowed to leave the country, and Lebedev and Razvozzhayev are arrested. Charges are brought against both. Razvozzhayev was on a federal wanted list. On October 21, he informed the main SK department that he would give himself up, an SK official said.
As was reported on Thursday, Razvozzhayev officially denied that he gave himself up and repudiated his testimony. The Investigative Committee noted the investigators already had enough evidence over the case without his testimony.
The Left Front leader himself and State Duma member Ponomaryov repeatedly stated that the three, Udaltsov, Razvozzhayev and Lebedev, had not made any preparations for mass disorders.