VESNA supported political prisoner Ildar Dadin
Ildar Dadin was sentenced to 2.5 years in jail by a Moscow court for repeated anti-government street protests. He is the first person to be jailed using the law, which was introduced in 2014 and punishes repeated breaches of public assembly rules. The activist had been detained four times by police officers for breaking protest laws during protest actions in August-December of 2014.
Vesna held a street action today in support of Ildar. Activist were standing with Ildar's portraits and writing letters to him that will be send tomorrow to prison.
Police today behaved abominably. At the rally were detained activists, including famous Petersburg artist Yelena Osipova. Police expressed their desire to detain our activist Nikolay Artemenko at the request of the provocateurs from pro governmental organisation, but the situation has ended safely.
Foto: David Frenkel.