A Just Russia to Challenge Law on Rallies in Constitutional Court

posted 12 Jun 2012, 06:25 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 12 Jun 2012, 06:25 ]
Source: HRO.org (info), 06/06/12 

· Right of assembly  · The Courts  · Public protests 

Representatives of A Just Russia intend to appeal to the Constitutional Court demanding that the law adopted by the State Duma concerning the increase in fines for violations at rallies be revoked if it is approved by the Federation Council and signed by the President,Interfax reports. As quoted by Grani.ru, Ilya Ponomarev, a member of the Just Russia fraction in the State Duma, said: 

"We created an important precedent and forced the State Duma to adopt this law in violation of procedure. Now we have a reason to go to the Constitutional Court and demand that the law be revoked. The reasons for appealing to the Court are beyond question. That is why we will now be preparing a claim to submit to the Constitutional Court, most likely together with the KPRF. The violations were sufficiently crude. There was nothing United Russia could do to counter our tactics except crudely breach regulations." [Read more]