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 Ukrainian MP Honcharenko said he was abused and intimidated in Moscow detention center

The Verkhovna Rada deputy Oleksii Honcharenko, who was detained by Moscow police on Sunday March 1 during a march in memory of recently assassinated Russian oppositionist Boris Nemtsov, made a statement of abuse and intimidation in Moscow detention center.

Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

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"They have just released me. A court hearing will be tomorrow," he said.

The Verkhovna Rada deputy says he is accused of a failure to obey a police officer. "Though there was no failure to obey a police officer from my side," he said.

Honcharenko stressed that he had been beaten after detention. He asked to call the doctor, but it was not done. "They were trying to make me sign certain protocols, attempting to intimidate me, saying that I would never be released and there was no Maidan here, and that the person who was interrogating me had got a blister on his finger from the trigger," Honcharenko said.

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"I do not know who they were. There were about 15 persons there. There was one FSB officer, police officers were also present there. All of them were dressed in civilian clothes," he added.

According to him, the court will consider his case at 3 p.m. Moscow time on Monday. Honcharenko faces a fine worth RUR 1,000, or 15-day administrative arrest.

Besides, according to Ukrainski Novyny, Honcharenko stated over the phone on air of the "Podrobytsi Tyzhnia" TV program on Inter TV channel that the Russian law enforcement officers treated him uncivilized. "Concerning their treatment - it was barbaric ... They knew who I was, but one of the officers just threw my diplomatic passport away and said that it's just a piece of paper in Russia," the Ukrainian MP said.

Earlier, Ukrainian MP Oleksii Honcharenko was detained in downtown Moscow during a memorial march on Sunday, honoring recently killed Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. "I wasn't shouting mottos or carrying posters or flags. They detained me just for my t-shirt," he said.


 
 
 
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