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The Movement For Human Rights Demands Dismissal of Moscow Police Chief Kolokoltsev

Source: HRO.org (info), 21/02/12

· Ministry of Internal Affairs

The Movement For Human Rights has issued a statement demanding that the head of the Moscow police, Vladimir Kolokoltsev, be dismissed.

In their statement the members of the Movement For Human Rights emphasise that the police are active in breaking up opposition rallies, but are unable to protect people from real threats, Kasparov.ru reports.

‘Rioters are only detained at the approaches to the Kremlin, and even then only to stop them setting a precedent in getting through to Manezh Square,’ the statement by the Movement For Human Rights declares.

The Movement For Human Rights is demanding the dismissal of Kolokoltsev for ‘the failure by his subordinates to fulfil their main function – protecting the rights and freedoms of citizens.’

‘We are convinced that for this alone V. A. Kolokoltsev, general-lieutenant of the police, doctor of jurisprudence, and head of the Moscow police force must be dismissed: he has lost public confidence and he has failed to ensure that his subordinates fulfil their main function, that of protecting the rights and freedoms of citizens,’ the statement issued by the Movement For Human Rights says.
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Rights in Russia,
22 Feb 2012, 08:03
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