The state prosecution requested five years in prison for the former executive director of Open Russia Andrei Pivovarov in the case of an “undesirable organization” (Article 284.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), writes “Mediazone”.
The investigation cites 30 posts and one repost as proof of his guilt. Among them, for example, a record “with negative reviews about FSB officers,” a call to join the “Open Russia” project.
On May 31, Pivovarov was removed from the Petersburg-Warsaw flight at Pulkovo airport when he flew away on vacation, and then taken to the Investigative Committee for interrogation in this criminal case and kept there all night. As his associates wrote, in order to remove Pivovarov from the flight, the plane was deployed on the runway: there were no questions for Andrei at passport and border control.
Andrey Pivovarov considers his persecution to be political. He is in the pre-trial detention center in Krasnodar.
He published posts and thereby collaborated with an undesirable organization: what is the ex-director of Open Russia Andrey Pivovarov accused of: