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77 years and not a bit quiet

The President was there for almost two and a half minutes. He has been adopted by Lyudmila Alexeyeva, a famous Russian human rights activist, has dark laid red roses in front of the open coffin just in addition to the members set. The whole of Moscow, it seemed, mourned together. One was missing but Lev Ponomaryov, a human rights activist and comrade of the dead. Ironically, last week, he was sentenced to 25 days in jail.

It was a black week for the handful of Russian human rights activists. Three days after the guilty verdict, the 91-year-old Alexeyeva died in the hospital. Lev Ponomarev, 77, sits for the first Time in prison. But now his sentence has now been on for 16 days reduced hits him particularly hard. In court, he had argued that in order to get free gear, "exceptionally difficult circumstances", the death of "a close person". Not close enough, ruled the court. The funeral, he has missed now.

already, the reason why he was in for was taken care of for a lot of misunderstanding. Lev Ponomarev had recommended on Facebook an unauthorized protest, which was sufficient for the finding of guilt. Parents had called to demonstrate for the rights of detained children and young people. For months, several young people are under Arrest, because they are allegedly of an extremist group, which began as a critical chat group. On the way to jail Lev Ponomarev warned that the country is "slipping into political mass oppression".

By Unknown beaten

Both he and Lyudmila Alexeyeva, have gotten in the past few years, to feel that the government organizations such as your more and more frequently as enemies of the people treated. Both are since Soviet times for human rights. Both were founding members of the Organisation Memorial, which recalls since 1988, to the victims of political repression. Lyudmila Alexeyeva was also involved in the beginnings of the Moscow Helsinki group, founded in 1976 and today is the oldest human rights organization in Russia.

Lev Ponomarev, doctor of physics and mathematics, was in the beginning, even in politics, for a short time also Deputy in the Duma. After that he founded his Organisation "For human rights" and focused on his criticism of the Kremlin and the fight for the politically Persecuted. He joined the opposition coalition "the Other Russia" and demonstrated in 2009 on the side of Boris Nemtsov for the release of Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Probably that's why he was beaten one Evening by unknown men in front of his apartment.

in 2013, led the police to the office of his human rights organization's premises forcibly, supposedly, the lease had expired. Lev Ponomarev came out with bruises and scratches.

Lyudmila Alexeyeva, have been used shortly before her death, for the lion Ponomarev. Because now, the President came to your funeral, took place under heightened security. Perhaps Ponomariov could not say goodbye to her.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 11.12.2018, 19:17 PM

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