Organizer of march against pension reform arrested and fined in Penza
Penza, 13 September 2018. PenzaNews. Anton Strunin, a supporter of opposition activist Alexei Navalny, who organized the street march against the pension reform held on September 9, was arrested for 10 days and fined 18,000 roubles.
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He was detained by the police who made use of handcuffs. He spent the night of 11 to 12 September in a police office.
Two administrative protocols were drawn up against Anton Strunin – for disobedience to the lawful demand of a law enforcement officer and violation of established order of organizing or holding a public event.
The first protocol was considered by the Zheleznodorozhny district court of Penza on September 12 in the presence of police officers, lawyer Igor Zhulimov, journalists and those who came to support the opposition activist; the second protocol was considered in the Leninsky district court.
Anton Strunin was brought there late in the evening immediately after he had received 10 days of arrest. At the same time, according to the activist's lawyer, nobody informed him on the date and time of consideration of the second protocol by another court, which resulted in a fine of 18,000 roubles.
Anton Strunin is serving the administrative arrest in the special detention centre in the village of Lesnoy.