Civil activist Yuri Ushakov detained in Penza for drunk and disorderly behavior
Penza, 28 January 2016. PenzaNews. The Penza police detained Yuri Ushakov, civil activist, expert in communal affairs, and his son Alexander for drunk and disorderly behavior in public.
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“There was no examination, though I said it was necessary. The policeman who detained us did not announce his name, duties or anything else. The witnesses could not have seen us, as the location where we were detained was not fully lit and nobody was around at that moment,” said the detained activist.
In turn, attorney Dmitry Belyaev admitted that detainment could have been motivated by the actions undertaken by the civil activist, and “although he [Yuri Ushakov] is not convinced, he says that could have been the reason.”
“His explanation shows there were many violations during his detention. In this case, he does not admit guilt. He pleads not guilty,” the lawyer said.
According to information available to PenzaNews agency, the investigation against Yuri Ushakov and his son is led by lieutenant-colonel Andrei Mameshin, deputy head of the Penza city police office No. 1.
Supposedly, the administrative case will be reviewed in the Leninsky Penza city area court on Thursday, January 28.
In accordance with Art. 20.21 of the Administrative Code, drunk and disorderly behavior is punished by a fine of 500–1,500 rubles, or administrative arrest of up to 15 days.