Blogger Insa Lander, who spent about two weeks in the neutral zone on the Georgian border Upper Lars, left for Lithuania.
“The situation was resolved. On June 27, Georgia allowed me to cross the land borders. On June 28, I flew to Lithuania,” told Lander Kavkaz.Realiyam.
She managed to leave for the EU thanks to the support of European diplomats.
On June 12, Lander escaped from house arrest and tried to leave for Georgia. However, they did not let her through at the Upper Lars border checkpoint, and the girl was forced to live in a neutral zone between the two countries. Lander applied for political asylum at the border, but was denied. The Georgian authorities later explained their decision by the gravity of the crime she was charged with.
The Office of the Ombudsman of Georgia made a comment on the situation with Lander. In particular, the statement emphasized that each fact of refusal to enter the country “requires an individual study and appropriate justification, which is not visible in this particular case.”
In Russia, a criminal case has been opened against Lander for extremist activity because of several phrases in her 2014 VKontakte correspondence. The Russian authorities found signs of “assistance to terrorism” in them. Human rights activists consider the criminal prosecution of the blogger politically motivated.
Lander, who lived in Moscow in recent years, detained in Baksan, where she came to visit relatives, on December 9, she was taken for interrogation to the FSB department in Nalchik, and then placed under house arrest. A week later her made to the list of supporters of terrorism and extremism of Rosfinmonitoring.
Before the arrest blogger investigated possible abuse of a charitable foundation headed by a high-ranking official from Kabardino-Balkaria.