Two Yabloko members sentenced to 10 days in prison on fabricated evidence

posted 16 Mar 2012, 15:15 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 20 Mar 2012, 00:17 ]
Source: (info), 14/03/12 

· The Courts  · Ministry of the Interior  · Public protests  · Krasnodar region 

Two members of the Yabloko political party, Viktor Dutlov, a lawyer, and Suren Gazaryan, an activist with the nonprofit organization North Caucasus Environmental Watch, were sentenced by a court in Tuapse to 10 days in prison on administrative charges on Wednesday for “failure to comply with the lawful orders of a police officer.” 

The two men had been arrested Tuesday near what is believed to be the dacha of Krasnodar regional governor, Alexander Tkachev. The judge who examined their case refused to question witnesses for the defense or to consider audio and video recordings submitted by the defense. [Read more]