Maria Baronova Charged with Inciting Disorder at Bolotnaya Square May 6 Rally

posted 24 Jun 2012, 12:02 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 24 Jun 2012, 12:06 ]
Source: (info), 22/06/12 

· Persecution of activists  · Public protests  · Moscow city & Moscow region 

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has charged activist Maria Baronova with inciting mass disorder during the March of Millions on 6 May in Moscow, reports, citing RIA Novosti. She was released on condition she did not leave Moscow. It was first reported that Maria Baronova was to be charged on 18 June. A week earlier her home had been searched, along with those of a number of other opposition leaders. In her blog on Echo of Moscow she wrote that the police seized “15 pieces of white cloth, each 36 centimetres long”, “a badge with the logo LGBT in the shape of a pink triangle on a black background”, “55 badges with the words ‘We’ll Come Again’ and other items.”  In addition, in her words, in the official protocol of the search there figures “a glass object of an incorrect shape (a water pipe).” “That is what they called a Maholda inhaler,” the journalist related. [Read more]