The city court of Naberezhnye Chelny fined a local resident Gareev 30 thousand rubles for a single picket with a poster “Feast during the plague”, reported on the website of the court. In addition, the court appointed him administrative arrest for 13 days under the article on disobedience to the police during detention.
Gareev stood with a picket near the Motherland memorial on Victory Day, May 9. The court website says that two administrative protocols were drawn up against him, under part 1 of article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (discrediting the army) and under part 1 of article 19.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (resistance to police officers).
According to police officers, Gareev refused to go to the department to draw up a protocol, “behaved aggressively, waved his arms, grabbed the uniform of a police officer.”
The picketer said that he did not show resistance to the police and went to the department voluntarily.
According to human rights activists, on May 9, during events dedicated to Victory Day, Russian police detained at least 125 people. 82 of them were detained for anti-war actions, pickets and symbols. Another 43 – for past actions and statements, for actions with a different theme, as well as “for preventive purposes.”