Lev Ponomarev: The Manezh Charges Are Politically Motivated

posted 12 Oct 2011, 12:26 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 12 Oct 2011, 12:29 ]
Source: HRO.org (info), 12/10/11 

Speaking at a press conference, Lev Ponomarev, leader of the Movement for Human Rights, has said that the charges brought in connection with the disturbances on Manezh Square are politically motivated. 

Lev Ponomarev said the course of the investigation had clearly shown that the investigators were not impartial and the charges that resulted were politically motivated. Ponomarev asserted that the political nature of the case is shown by a large number of factors. “It is clear that the organizers of the disturbances on Manezh Square were right-wing organizations,” he said. “But what’s happening is that charges have been brought against members of The Other Russia.” [Read more]