In Moscow, the police disrupted an exhibition of works by political prisoners, which was held in the office of the human rights project “Open Space”. About this organization wrote in your telegram channel.
The police first seized several works and anti-war stickers, and then interrogated the organizers, participants and visitors of the event.
It is noted that law enforcement agencies were summoned by members of the pro-Kremlin movement SERB. They demanded to check “Open Space” for a possible crime under a criminal article on “discrediting” the actions of the Russian military and an administrative article on “propaganda of non-traditional values among minors.”
“At first, just the police arrived, then the investigator arrived. Now they are listening to the position [лидера SERB] Gosha Tarasevich, who very vehemently tries to tell them that here the paintings supposedly somehow offend someone. So far not very convincing. said “Novaya Gazeta. Europe” lawyer Sergei Telnov.
The exhibition “Autonomous Zone”, which presents the work of “those who were or continue to be in prisons, pre-trial detention centers and special detention centers for political reasons,” opened on Russia Day, June 12. At its opening, visitors signed postcards in support of the artist Sasha Skochilenko, who was arrested in a criminal case for spreading “fakes” about the Russian army.