In Russia detained the lawyer of the political prisoner Afanaseva

In Russia in Syktyvkar have detained lawyer Ernest Mezakarepresenting the interests of the convicted prisoner, the resident of Crimea Gennady Afanasyeva.

This was reported by another lawyer Gennady Alexander Popkov in the air of one of TV channels, reports Crimea.Realities.

«He was arrested for holding a rally a year ago to the memory of Boris Nemtsov. That is, a year ago he allegedly committed the offence and today he was detained by the police, brought to court, where his trial now,» said Popkov on Skype from Sochi.

He did not rule out that this may be due to the fact that Mazak will represent the interests Afanasiev court in Syktyvkar «within 10 days». On this day the court must consider the claim about a serving of the Crimean punishment in the Republic of Komi.

Popkov also said that on Wednesday, February 3rd, in the colony, which contains Afanasiev, the police raided.

«Genes took all the papers, everything he had, including the legal documents that I handed him and found he has forbidden SIM card. In this connection decide to use it again in the cooler or next to the barracks with a reinforced regime,» — said the lawyer.

As you know, Gennady Afanasiev is a defendant in a criminal case against Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov, sentenced in Russia to 20 years in prison on charges of organizing a terrorist organization in the Crimea.

The case against Afanasyev were considered in a special manner, because he testified and reminded the other defendants in the case. However, at the trial in the case of Sentsov and Crimean activist Alexander Kolchenko he refused the former indications, having declared about tortures during interrogation. He reported that he slandered Sentsov and terrorist organizations with their participation in Crimea was not. Afanasiev in Russia sentenced to 7 years in strict regime colony.

In Russia detained the lawyer of the political prisoner Afanaseva 04.02.2016

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