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Pamfilova to monitor protest actions after verdict to the Navalnys

30 December 2014

Representatives of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia will track violations and attempted provocations during potential protest actions if any take place today after announcement of the verdict on the Yves Rocher case against brothers Alexey and Oleg Navalny, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova reported today.

On 30 December, Zamoskvoretskiy Court gave Alexey Navalny a suspended sentence for three and a half years and jailed his brother Oleg for the same term. In addition, the Navalnys were ordered to pay more than 4.4 million rubles to the Multidisciplinary Processing Company listed as one of those affected in the case. Oleg Navalny filed an appeal an hour after the verdict had been read out. Alexey Navalny’s defense has not appealed yet.

«Today my representatives have attended the court and within our mandate watched the whole procedure, so that there have been no procedural irregularities», Ms Pamfilova informed.
She underscored that if some actions — for or against the Navalny brothers — take place in the evening, the representatives of the Commissioner’s Office will be present at these actions.

«The members of the Commissioner’s Office will be presented seriously in order to track everything accurately and record any violations and attempted provocations», the Commissioner said.


Source: RIA Novosti

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