25 Feb 2022 16:19

About a hundred motions linked to unsanctioned protest filed with St. Petersburg courts

ST. PETERSBURG. Feb 25 (Interfax) - District courts in St. Petersburg are processing motions linked to an unsanctioned protest on February 24, the joint press service of city courts said on Friday.

There are 37 motions filed with the Krasnoselsky District Court, 18 with the Krasnogvardeisky District Court, 20 with the Moskovsky District Court, two with the Dzerzhinsky District Court, and 19 with the Primorsky District Court. The protesters are charged with breaching Part 1 and 2 of Article 20.2.2 of the Russian Code of Criminal Offenses (organization of simultaneous massive presence and/or movement of citizens in public areas causing violations of the public peace) and Part 2 Article 20.2 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offenses (organization or holding of a public event without due notice).

The press service said that one motion had been processed and the lawbreaker was given five days of arrest.

More motions are coming into courts.