Vladimir Antivaxxer Sent to Custody After Notification to the Mayor’s Office About the Upcoming Rally

Denis Khoroshilov was brought in for the previous action

In Vladimir, activist Denis Khoroshilov, who spoke out against vaccinations and wearing masks, was arrested for five days under “rally” Article 20.2 part 2 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation. The reason was the action on Teatralnaya Square in the regional center on 31 October, during which the activist, as well as several dozen townspeople wrote down an appeal to President Vladimir Putin.

On December 8 the activist was served a summons. The same day Denis Khoroshilov published a video blog in which he expressed his disagreement with the protocol:

“I did not know that I would live at a time when writer Gianni Rodari’s fairy tale “Cipollino’s Adventures” would become a reality. For meeting friends in the street and recording an open address to President Putin we are prosecuted under Part 2 of Article 20.2 as organizing a public event. Is organizing a barbeque in the countryside with filming also a public event now?”

The activist also posted a video of the delivery of the summons, where the law enforcement officer can’t explain the content of the summons.

On December 10 Denis Khoroshilov came to the police at 10:00 a.m. to make a report. After the protocol operatives took the activist to Leninsky District Court, where he was arrested for five days, reported the project IAB-Info (included by the Ministry of Justice in the list of associations performing the functions of a foreign agent).

On November 30 Denis Khoroshilov submitted a notification about the rally, scheduled for December 12. The activist was refused with reference to the introduced regime of high alert in the Vladimir region.

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