Opposition activist Razvozzhaev taken from Chelaybinsk to Moscow

15 March 2013 

Source: HRO.org (info)
On the morning of 15 March opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhaev, who had been moved to Chelyabinsk, was taken away to Moscow, human rights ombudsman for Chelyabinsk region Aleksei Sevastyanov has said.

This information has been confirmed on Twitter by Razvozzhaev’s lawyer, Dmitry Agranovsky. "Razvozzhaev has been sent out of Chelyabinsk in the direction of Moscow,” he wrote.

According to the regional human rights ombudsman, in Chelyabinsk Razvozzhaev was kept in Pre-Trial Detention Facility No. 3. Aleksei Sevastyanov believes that Razvozzhaev should reach Moscow in two days’ time, the Regnum news agency reports.

Earlier it had been reported that Leonid Razvozzhaev had been removed from Irkutsk. In October 2012 Leonid Razvozzhaev was charged with preparing to organize mass rioting (Article 30, Section 1 and Article 212, Section 1, of the Russian Criminal Code). Moreover, in January 2013 he had been also charged with “knowingly giving false testimony.”