In Ulan-Ude, a minibus driver took pensioner Natalya Filonova to the police after she demanded to remove the letter Z in the cabin, informs publication “People of Baikal”. A protocol was drawn up against her under the article on petty hooliganism.
Human rights activist Nadezhda Nizovkina, who represents the interests of Filonova, told the publication that on the evening of April 26, a woman got into a minibus, saw the letter Z in the cabin and demanded that the driver take it off. The driver refused to do so and stated that the bus would not move until Filonova got out of the car. The woman refused to get out, the driver dropped off all the other passengers, leaving only Filonova, and took her to the police station.
“It turns out that the driver turned his minibus into a paddy wagon and delivered Filonova to the police. This driver himself detained her. I don’t know who demanded this from him,” the human rights activist says.
In the police department, Natalya Filonova was drawn up a protocol under the article on petty hooliganism (Article 20.1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses).
“Perhaps this is due to the fact that petty hooliganism is an arrest article, for which you can get up to 15 days of arrest, and public discrediting is only a fine. Most likely, Natalya will be charged for discrediting the army, but later,” Nizovkina believes.
Filonova became ill at the police station and was taken to the hospital, where she is now.
The publication notes that in 2021, Natalya Filonova received two fines for repeated violation of the rules for participation in the action, as she repeatedly participated in rallies in support of politician Alexei Navalny. The total amount of fines amounted to 400 thousand rubles. Filonova is a pensioner and does not work anywhere. The bailiffs seized her accounts, payment of fines comes from the woman’s pension.