18 Aug 2019 16:17

Opposition politician Yashin again detained in Moscow

MOSCOW. Aug 18 (Interfax) - Opposition politician and Moscow Duma unregistered candidate Ilya Yashin was seized again outside a detention facility after the period of his latest administrative arrest expired on Sunday.

Yashin himself published in social media a video showing the moment he was detained.

"At the exit from the detention center, I was arrested again by the soldiers of the 2nd Operative Regiment," he wrote on Twitter.

Interfax currently has no official comment from police.

The Moscow City Court has confirmed the validity of the decision to deny Yashin registration as a candidate in the upcoming Moscow City Duma election.

Moscow's Khamovnichesky District Court on August 8 placed Yashin under a 10-day administrative arrest after convicting him of calls for participating in an unpermitted protest under Part 2 of Article 20 of the Administrative Offences Code of the Russian Federation. The demonstration took place in front of the headquarters of the Moscow City Elections Commission on July 14.

Prior to that, Moscow's Troitsky and Shcherbinsky courts placed Yashin under 10-day administrative arrests.

Yashin has stayed in police custody since he was arrested on July 29.