Valery Fadeev, head of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights (HRC), said that he did not see any violations in the detention of participants in illegal protests.
“These actions are illegal. Not only are they not coordinated, they also pass during the period of epidemics. Of course, we must talk about the illegality of the actions, not about detentions. I see absolutely no violation. This is what the first detentions with us? These are not the first uncoordinated rallies “, – his edition quotes”Climb” January 23.
Fedayev expressed confidence that in the absence of provocations and riots, law enforcement officers will only draw up an act on the administrative offense of the demonstrators and release them.
In addition, the head of the HRC called for an investigation of the “involvement” of adolescents in activities, calling such activities “disgusting” and “irresponsible.”
“Disgusting story. This requires investigation. Because the scale of the TikTok campaign, which primarily encourages minors to participate in these actions, is very serious, ”he explained.
Earlier on Saturday, uncoordinated actions were held in different cities of Russia. Several dozen people were detained in Moscow and St. Petersburg, including children. One of the detainees is a 17-year-old girl who handed out leaflets. According to Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Moscow, on the Pushkin Square of the capital, about 4 thousand people gathered for an unauthorized event, including children. Previously, the authorities have repeatedly reminded that the involvement of minors in riots is punishable by law.
On the eve of the RF IC opened a criminal case on the involvement of minors in illegal actions on the facts of calls for participation in protest actions.
The day before, the hashtag #ChildrenVnePolitiki was launched on the Internet to ensure the safety of minors in connection with calls to go to unauthorized actions.