The journalist complained about the refusal to interrogate using the “lie detector”

Special correspondent Alexander Sokolov, who is accused under article “organization of an extremist organization (article 282.2 of the criminal code), filed a complaint in court against the actions of the investigation, the report said the lawyer of the journalist Alexey Chernyshev, submitted to the office . The statement stressed that Sokolov in the beginning of June was asked to interrogate him using a lie detector,” but the investigator of capital management SK Natalia chalaeva refused to allow him specialist-polygraph examiner.

“At first, the result was assured, if I “understood” that the true goal is not to hold a referendum, and the desire to “undermine the political situation in the direction of instability and overthrow the government by illegal means”. Almost a year later now it turns out that I “realized” that the sole purpose was the dissemination of certain extremist materials, ” the complaint States Sokolov. — In the UK there is no such crime as “awareness” of something. And to establish that I actually “realized”, I want to pass the “lie detector”.

The polygraph is not considered evidence in a criminal trial, since this study, not expertise, explains a lawyer Haci Aliyev. According to him, the law provides that the investigator decides whether to carry out an interrogation with the use of “lie detector.” Usually such a measure law enforcement officers go, when the defendant denies his guilt.

“I recommend to his client to refuse a polygraph, because this is a slippery slope. And the big question, how will proficiency examiner,” — said Aliyev, noting that research on the polygraph does not give 100 percent accuracy.

Special correspondent Sokolov was arrested on 29 July 2015. 15 June 2016 Khamovniki court extended his arrest until July 25. Together with Sokolov defendants in the case are former editor of the newspaper “Duel” Yury Mukhin and his colleagues Valery Parfenov and Cyril Barabash. They were charged under article 282.2 of the criminal code (organization of an extremist organization).

According to investigators, Sokolov, “positioning themselves as opposition-oriented face to the public authorities”, has registered the website of the initiative group for the referendum “For the responsible authority”. As stated in the materials of the case, falcons and other defendants in the case “under the pretext of the organization and conduct of referendum” was going to continue the activities of the movement “army of the will of the people” (AVN) recognized by the court as extremist organization in the fall of 2010.

In the original prosecution stated that the defendants were going to spread extremist materials, and their actions threatened the political system of the country: they allegedly called for the overthrow of the government and the loosening of the political situation. In the last edition speaks only of the distribution of materials without specifying the purpose and consequences of this.

Earlier Sokolov complained about the actions of the investigation and unjustified continued detention. He sent an appeal to the Commissioner for human rights Tatyana Moskalkova. On 17 June, the Ombudsman said that he had forwarded the complaint to the Prosecutor of Sokolov. Treatment Sokolova will also consider the European court of human rights.