Sergei Boyko, a deputy of the Novosibirsk City Council and former head of the headquarters of Alexei Navalny, decided not to return to Russia after a business trip. He tweeted about this.
He connected this decision with the criminal prosecution of the ex-head of Navalny’s headquarters in Ufa, Lilia Chanysheva, who is being held in the case of organizing an extremist community (part 1 of Article 282.1 of the Criminal Code).
“If you take the Chanysheva case, in which she is now in a Moscow pre-trial detention center, then you just need to change Ufa to Novosibirsk, Chanysheva to Boyko, and you can fully use this material, put me in a pre-trial detention center,” says Sergei Boyko. Lilia is a fund, and I have a fund, Lilia is a coordinator and I am a coordinator “, – told he published “Taiga.Info”.
Sergei Boyko is abroad with his family. According to him, he does not yet have an understanding of where to live abroad.
About a week ago, the former head of the headquarters of politician Alexei Navalny in St. Petersburg, Irina Fatyanova, left Russia. In her message, she also mentioned the story of Chanysheva, which, according to her, “has changed a lot and helped to understand that you need to leave.”
“I’ll be honest: I’m sad and painful. In Russia, I have everything left: my beloved dog, relatives, closest friends, my own corner and things, many of which are associated with specific people and happy moments in life. I don’t know when I’ll be back. I would like to believe that soon. But you need to be ready for everything, “she wrote in a post.
Lilia Chanysheva was arrested by the court in November. During the meeting, she said that she was pregnant. Chanysheva became the first person involved in the criminal case on the creation of an “extremist community”, which is being investigated against Navalny and his closest associates.
In June, the Moscow City Court recognized the FBK, the Foundation for the Protection of Citizens’ Rights and Navalny’s headquarters as extremist organizations. A few days earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning elections for those involved in the activities of an organization that Russia recognized as extremist or terrorist.