Alexandra Dukhanina may face up to 8 years in prison for participation to "March of the millions" 6th of May in Moscow

5th of June lawyer of 18 year old Alexandra Dukhanina, Aleksandr Arutyunov told journalists, that his client has now been offically charged with "participation to riots" and "use of violence against a government official". "Currently Dukhanina was charged with statutes 318 ("use of violence against government official") and 212 part 3 ("incitement to riot) of Russian criminal codex. Now charges according to 318 are remaining, but incitement charges were dropped - Dukhanina is now charged according to 212 part 3 ("participation to a riot"). 

Dukhanina has participated to actions of anarchist and Оccupy movement in Moscow. She is now under a house arrest. Second lawyer Dmitry Yefremov said, that whereas his client was faced with a threat of two years in prison, now her charges may mean from three to eight years of prison. Dukhanina was arrested in end of may. She was the first regular participator of the "March of the millions", threatened with charges which may result a major prison sentence.
 

Defence of Dukhanina is insisting, that it is illegal to charge her according to both 318 and 212 part 2. She may not be held responsible for the very same actions, charged with two different statutes. Investigation should choose either of the two statutes, and charge her accordingly.

"March of the millions", which ended with a fight with the riot police and mass arrests, took place 6th of May in Moscow. According to official information, around eight thousand people took part - correspondents of foreign media estimated 20 000. 450 were arrested. Dozens of participators were seriously wounded due to baton charges of the police.

Later on, two more participators got arrested - Maksim Luzyanin and Andrey Barabanov. Both of them are remanded until 6th of July. Barabanov is vegan, and police also claims that he has links to anarchist and anti-fascist movements. However this has been denied by his friends and relatives.

Investigators are promising more arrests to come.

More photos of Alexandra in court: http://avtonom.org/news/aleksandra-dukhanina-budet-nakhoditsya-pod-domas...

Photo of her arrest 6th of May: http://avtonom.org/news/pervyi-arest-po-delu-o-prizyvakh-k-massovym-besp...

Instructions on how to donate for lawyer costs via Anarchist Black Cross of Moscow:
http://wiki.avtonom.org/en/index.php/Donate

(original in Russian: http://avtonom.org/news/moskva-aleksandre-dukhaninoi-za-uchastie-v-marsh...)
 

 

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