The decision to rally against the “law of Spring” in Moscow will take the court


On Tuesday morning, July 26, the Tverskoy district court of Moscow will take a decision on the complaint to the city officials banned a rally against the anti-terrorist package of amendments the Deputy of the state Duma Irina Yarovaya and a member of the Federation Council Viktor Ozerov. The decision on the date of the hearing on the merits was taken at the preliminary hearing on the complaint of the applicants on Monday, July 25.

Application for approval of meeting the opposition leader and ally of Alexei Navalny Leonid Volkov and lawyers of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) Ivan Zhdanov and Yevgeny Zamyatin filed July 11, they planned the event on 26 July at 19.00. Initially, the applicants wanted to hold a rally in Slavyanskaya square in front of the presidential building and near the office of Roskomnadzor. In the mayor’s office felt that holding a rally in this location will interfere with the movement of pedestrians and vehicles. Alternatively, Moscow authorities have proposed to hold a rally in the Park border Guards of the Fatherland at the Yauza Gates. Such a proposal was contained in the response Volkov, Deputy head of the Moscow Department of regional security and combating corruption Alexander Kononets (text answer Volkov has published in his Twitter).

The organizers agreed with the proposed location, but after a few days, the authorities withdrew this consent. Head of Department of regional security and combating corruption Alexei Mayorov explained the decision by saying that the organizers did not fulfill all the necessary paperwork. Monday, July 25, Deputy head of the Department for security and combating corruption Vasily Olejnik has officially notified the organizers that they were unable to hold a rally at the Yauza Gates, as the “square of border Guards of the Fatherland agreed another public event.” What kind of event it is, Olejnik didn’t.

The organizers of the rally sent a complaint on the refusal on Friday, July 22, told the wolves. Applicants meeting stated in his complaint that by refusing to coordinate action against the law Spring and Ozerov, city officials violate the constitutional rights of the organizers, says Volkov. In the complaint they asked the court to oblige officials not to interfere with the event. The reaction of the court was very fast, he was surprised the complaint wasn’t just accepted, and immediately ordered an inquiry.

Monday to dispute the rally organizers and officials joined representatives of the office of the Commissioner for human rights Tatyana Moskalkova. Volkov was approached by the head of Department on protection of the political rights of citizens of the office of the Ombudsman Skupova Irina. According to Volkov, Skupova told him that in the office watching the situation around the coordination of the meeting, and the actions of capital officials believe the illegal and outrageous. In addition, Skupova reported that representatives of the office of the Commissioner will contact the Moscow officials and the interior Ministry to “restore the situation in a legal channel”, and also plan to attend the rally to control law and order on it.

Skupova confirmed that it was in touch with Volkov, and described the opposition version of their conversation is “close to truth”, but still it is “interpretation”. Further comment she refused, redirecting to the press service Moskalkova. Press Secretary of the Ombudsman Alexei Sovetov said about the dispute over approval of the rally against the law Spring Moskalkova learned “in the train” from Moscow to Saint Petersburg, so at the time of writing to provide a review, the Ombudsman could not. “We need to understand the situation — we have requested information,” — said Slavedom.

Alexei Mayorov, the entire second half of Monday to calls are not answered.

Amendments Spring and Ozerov was signed by President Vladimir Putin on 7 June. In the original version of the bill contained provisions on deprivation of the Russian citizenship from those convicted of terrorist and extremist articles and those who found work in foreign law enforcement agencies and the courts or went to serve in the army. A resonant innovations relating to the IT industry, remained. For example, those which require operators and Internet companies to store text messages and conversations between users. Internet companies complained that the law threatens to increase in the cost of communication services and asked to change the law or to postpone its adoption.

Offer to take part in the organization of the rally organizers sent to the Association of Internet users (IPA), a Pirate party, an Association of regional providers and the Internet Ombudsman Dmitry marinicheva. Political parties, the rally was not invited because of the desire to hold the event, noted the wolves. However, their intention to attend the rally told the Bulk. The organizers of the rally, as certified by the wolves, supported in the API, as well as an Internet Ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev, who has previously criticized the “anti-terrorist amendment” Spring.