The police drew up an administrative report on Lyubov Sobol, a lawyer of the Anti-Corruption Fund (FBK, included in the register of NGOs performing the functions of a foreign agent) for repeated violation of the procedure for holding a mass action, her lawyer Vladimir Voronin said on Thursday, January 21.
The protocol was drawn up in accordance with Part 8 of Art. 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (“Repeated violation of the procedure for holding a mass action”), the sanction under this article provides for a fine of 150 to 300 thousand rubles or administrative arrest for up to 30 days. It is noted that Sobol’s arrest does not threaten, since she is the mother of a young child, writes “RIA News“.
Lyubov Sobol was detained earlier Thursday for calls to go to unauthorized rallies.
In turn, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia reminded citizens that they will be held administratively liable for calls to participate in unauthorized rallies. It was noted that the police are preparing to maintain order at the rallies on 23 January.
In addition, the Prosecutor General’s Office demanded to restrict access to websites that publish calls for teenagers to take part in illegal actions.
On January 20, there was a massive spread of calls to participate in rallies on social networks. Moreover, the addressees of the distribution were minors with an emphasis on children aged 12-14 years.
In response, the hashtag #ChildrenVnePolitiki was launched on the Internet to ensure the safety of minors in response to calls for unauthorized protests on Saturday, January 23rd.
It is noted that by taking part in unauthorized rallies and actions, children expose themselves to the danger of being involved in riots, offenses and crimes. Minors can be traumatized by people in crowds.
Moreover, such actions are illegal. For participation in them, a fine from 10 to 20 thousand rubles is provided, or compulsory work for a period of 100 hours, or arrest for up to 15 days.
Parents will have to answer for the actions of minors under Art. 5.35 h. 1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation for failure to fulfill responsibilities for the maintenance and education of children
Children are reminded to be critical of the information coming from political leaders, to react wary to calls for aggression and participation in pickets. They are encouraged to try themselves in sports, volunteering, and develop their creative potential. The availability of comprehensive information will help protect against fraudsters and false reality.