Petition Started for Release of Film Director Bogatov

posted 2 Jun 2012, 13:52 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 2 Jun 2012, 13:53 ]
Source: (info), 30/05/12 

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

Film makers have started collecting signatures for the release of the director Vasily Bogatov, who was detained on Monday 28 May during the dispersal of the protest camp near the Moscow City Court and was sentenced to 7 days in jail for disobeying police. 

"This is a first for the protests - 7 DAYS in a cage for a person who as a matter of principle was not participating in events but who was simply doing his professional duty and filming," reads the online petition, which has been signed by the directors Oleg Dorman, Alexander Kott, Vladimir Mirzoev, Valery Balayan, critics Naum Kleiman and Evgeny Margolit, actor Dmitry Pevtsov, translator Natalya Mavlevich and others. [Read more]