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Three participants in anti-nickel demonstrations fined

31 August 2012
Three participants in anti-nickel demonstrations fined

Within two weeks, three participants of the protest rally "Against Nickel" were convicted under Article 20.2 of the RF Code on Administrative Offenses (violation of the established procedure for organizing or holding a meeting, rally, demonstration, procession or picketing) and "sentenced" each of them to a fine In the amount of 10 thousand Russian rubles. It was to such measures that the authorities resorted to the three residents of the region - Alexander Fisenko, Nina Martyanova and Vladimir Skilful: they (along with other participants in the movement) met Alexei Gordeyev, governor of the Voronezh region, who was paying a visit to the central regional hospital in Novokhopersk, whistling and shouting "No Nickel! "And" Shame! ".

The plaintiff in the case was a certain Konstantin Botnev, "outraged by the actions of the protesters" in relation to the governor of the region. However, at none of the court sessions the mysterious initiator of the proceedings did not appear.

The "fined" activists do not plan to refuse further participation in anti-nickel activities: the lawyers who join the case prepare appeals to the relevant structures, and the "In Defense of Khopra" movement took the responsibility for paying fines for "troublemakers".

Recall that the movement against the development of nickel mines in the Voronezh region (Elkinsky and Elanskoye fields) was organized this spring. Activists have held protest rallies many times, however, until now there have been no conflicts with the law among the participants of anti-nickel activities.

30 August 2012
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