Artist Sergei Sotov claims he was tricked into being used against Navalny

posted 4 Sep 2014, 12:44 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 4 Sep 2014, 12:45 ]
3 September 2014 

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‘I did not want to get a criminal case opened against opposition blogger Aleksei Navalny over the theft of my painting "Bad Man and Good Man." I was just tricked into it’, said the artist Sergei Sotov. According to, the work of the artist Sergei Sotov, entitled "Bad Man and Good Man", was stolen from one of the central streets of the Russian city of Vladimir by an unidentified person. As part of the investigation into this case several members of the Anti-Corruption Foundation have been questioned, as well as Aleksei Navalny’s wife, Yulia Navalnaya. The houses of several members of the Foundation were even searched without a court ruling, on the basis of ‘urgent circumstances.’ [Read more]

Translated by Ana-Maria Sibur