14.11.2010. 14:00 Pionerskaya square (Pushkinskaya metro station).
Organizers claimed that 531-person rally with banners, placards and sound equipment (sound amplifiers) would be held. We would remind you that October 31 three opposition activists were detained at Gostiny Dvor during peaceful meeting in support of freedom of assembly. After that they were sentenced to imprisonment by Judge Alexander Kuznetsov for participation and organization of the rally. Andrey Pivovarov (“People’s Democtratic Union”) got 29-day term, Andrey Dmitriev (“The Other Russia”) got 5-day term and Andrey Pesotskiy (National Bolshevik Party) got 14-day term.
On the night of 5-6 of November reporter of «Ъ» newspaper Oleg Kashin was brutally bashed up close by his residence. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries and he was operated on several times. Doctors said that the patient’s condition was very serious. It was clear that attack was planned beforehand so reporter had fallen victim to planned criminal assault. Street cameras near the scene of the crime recorded two men had been waiting exactly for Oleg. Criminal case on the article ‘Attempted murder’ was initiated. Investigation agencies still have no official priority version of these events. Meanwhile Oleg’s friends and colleagues think that Oleg’s sharp paper articles and his blog posts may be the real reason of the attack.
12 of November 2008 Mihail Beketov was also brutally beat up at the yard of his own house in Khimki district in Moscow. Mihail is well-known reporter of local paper ‘Khimkinskaya pravda’ (Khimki’s truth).
Rally is made agree with Petersburg’s authorities!