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Russia. Arrestato Andrei Pivovarov, direttore della ong Open Russia, mentre fugge.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-06-01.

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«Andrei Pivovarov, direttore della ong Open Russia, una delle organizzazioni della galassia legata a Soros, è stato arrestato all’aeroporto Pulkovo di San Pietroburgo qualche giorno dopo lo scioglimento dell’organizzazione fondata dall’ex-oligarca Mikhail Khodorkovsky»

«Il direttore della Ong legata a Soros è stato costretto a scendere dall’aereo sul quale si era imbarcato e che era già pronto al decollo»

«Già nel 2017 la Procura generale aveva dichiarato “indesiderabili” tre organizzazioni finanziate dallo speculatore George Soros e a Open Russia: Otkrytaya Rossia, Open Russia Civic Movement e Institute of Modern Russia»

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Attenzione!!

Tutti gli articoli riportati sono stati pubblicati su media liberal occidentali

«The standards of the civilised world do not apply there.»

Con l’innata modestia e ritrosia, i liberal occidentali si auto definiscono “civilised world”, ossia quello che aveva invaso militarmente Panama prendersi Mr Noriega e portarselo negli Stati Uniti; che avevano dirottato un aereo egiziano a Sigonella per catturarne i passeggeri; che hanno mandato cacciabombardieri in Libia per assassinare Gheddafi; che hanno mandato un commando in Pakistan ad assassinare Bin Laden. Ma questi sono solo alcuni dei possibii esempi di cosa intendano i liberal per “civilised world”.

No, amici liberal, il mondo non condivide in nulla il vostro modo di pensare e di operare.

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Russian authorities detain head of opposition group Open Russia

The head of the now-defunct opposition group Open Russia said he was pulled off a plane and detained by police in St. Petersburg.

The head of Russian opposition group Open Russia, which said it ended operations last week, said he was pulled off an airliner and detained by police on Monday.

Andrei Pivovarov said his flight was taxiing for takeoff at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport when it was stopped and he was removed by authorities.

He said on Twitter that he was taken to the Investigative Committee offices on suspicion of running an “undesirable” organization. If he is convicted, he could be imprisoned for up to six years.

He was reportedly detained and transported to Krasnodar, a city in the south of Russia, following his interrogation, according to a statement circulated by his lawyer Elena Borodina.

The criminal case against him is being carried out by the Investigative Committee for Krasnodar Territory, the statement added.

What is Open Russia?

Open Russia is a political activist group critical of the Kremlin.

The group was financed by oil tycoon and opponent of President Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Khorodkovsky, who now lives in London after spending 10 years in prison. His sentence was widely seen as a punishment for challenging Putin’s rule.

In an attempt to protect Open Russia’s members from prosecution, Pivovarov announced he would cease the organization’s operations last week.

The group based in London was declared “undesirable” in 2017. Members in Russia formed a separate legal entity, albeit with the same name, to continue their activities and defend themselves from prosecution.

Crackdown against ‘undesirable’ groups

The Russian government passed a law in 2015 that made membership of an “undesirable” organization a criminal offense.

The designation has been used to ban about 30 groups. Several  German NGOs in Russia were deemed “undesirable” last week.

Russian authorities described the laws as a response to alleged outside efforts to undermine Russia. Critics have said the laws are part of the Kremlin’s efforts to snuff out dissent.

The federal government has intensified its crackdown in the lead-up to September’s parliamentary elections as the popularity of the main Kremlin-backed party, United Russia, has been falling.

Prominent Kremlin critic, Alexei Navalny, was detained in January upon returning to Russia. The activist had been recovering in Germany after being poisoned by the Soviet-era Novichok nerve agent.

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Andrei Pivovarov: Kremlin critic pulled off plane, arrested

Pivovarov heads the Open Russia movement, which recently dissolved itself over fears its members would be punished under new laws.

Russian authorities have arrested a prominent opposition activist after he was hauled off a flight, and raided the homes of several others.

Andrei Pivovarov, the head of the Open Russia movement, was pulled off a Warsaw-bound plane at St Petersburg’s airport just before takeoff late on Monday.

Pivovarov’s team said police questioned him, searched his apartment and opened a criminal case against him on Tuesday for allegedly violating Russia’s legislation on “undesirable organisations”.

“These situations show us that they are afraid of us, and we are a majority,” Pivovarov’s Twitter account said.

The Krasnodar branch of the Investigative Committee, which probes major cases, said in a statement that Pivovarov had in August 2020 published materials in support of an “undesirable organisation”.

The statement also accused the activist of attempting to flee from investigators on Monday.

Pivovarov said he was going on vacation when he was arrested.

‘Unusual action’

Pivovarov’s removal from the plane came after authorities in Belarus on May 23 diverted a Ryanair flight heading from Greece to Lithuania to the capital, Minsk, and arrested a journalist on board.

Polish airline LOT, which operated Pivovarov’s flight, said the plane was taxiing when Russian air traffic control ordered the crew to return to the parking position.

“The pilot had to comply with this order as he was under Russian jurisdiction,” Polish news agency PAP quoted the company as saying.

Poland said it was looking into the issue.

“This is an unusual action because if the Russians wanted to detain this person they could have done so before boarding. The question is why it was done exactly at that moment,” Deputy Foreign Minister Piotr Wawrzyk told state broadcaster TVP.

“The standards of the civilised world do not apply there.”

Open Russia tagged as ‘undesirable’

Open Russia was financed by tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who moved to London after spending 10 years in prison in Russia on charges viewed by some as political revenge for challenging President Vladimir Putin’s rule.

Russia declared the group “undesirable” in 2017, effectively banning its activities.

Its allies in Russia continued their activism under a separate legal entity to try to protect themselves from prosecution.

But the group folded its activities in Russia last week to prevent its supporters from facing criminal prosecution as parliament prepares to adopt legislation that would increase criminal liability for anyone who cooperates with “undesirable organisations”.

Russia says the law is needed to protect its national security from external interference.

Police raids

Also on Tuesday, police raided a country home of opposition politician Dmitry Gudkov, a former lawmaker who has aspired to run for parliament in September.

At least two of his associates had their homes searched.

“I don’t know the formal reason for this,” Gudkov wrote on the Telegram social media platform. “But the real (reason) is clear.”

Gudkov’s father Gennady, also critical of the Kremlin, described the searches as “a special operation to eliminate Gudkov’s team”.

Authorities were yet to comment on the operation Gudkov said was under way.

Crackdown on dissent

The moves came as Russia appears to be cracking down on political opposition ahead of September’s parliamentary election.

Putin’s United Russia party has lost support recently as economic woes weigh.

The president’s leading political foe, Alexey Navalny, was arrested in January upon his return from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin – accusations that Russian officials reject.

He is serving a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for violating terms of a suspended sentence stemming from a 2014 embezzlement conviction that he denounces as politically motivated.

With Navalny in prison, prosecutors have asked a Moscow court to designate Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) and his network of regional offices as “extremist” groups.

In a parallel move, a bill approved by the lower house of the Russian parliament bars members, donors and supporters of “extremist” groups from seeking public office – a measure that would keep Navalny’s associates from running for parliament in September.

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Putin arresta il direttore di Open Russia mentre fugge: sgominata la rete di Soros

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Andrei Pivovarov, direttore della ong Open Russia, una delle organizzazioni della galassia legata a Soros, è stato arrestato all’aeroporto Pulkovo di San Pietroburgo qualche giorno dopo lo scioglimento dell’organizzazione fondata dall’ex-oligarca Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Il direttore della Ong legata a Soros è stato costretto a scendere dall’aereo sul quale si era imbarcato e che era già pronto al decollo.

Nei giorni scorsi, lo stesso Pivarov – dopo l’entrata in vigore della legge che impedisce la candidatura alle elezioni di chiunque abbia lavorato o sostenuto organizzazioni considerate come estremiste e dell’inasprimento delle pene per chi collabora con le organizzazioni “indesiderabili” – aveva annunciato “l’annullamento dell’appartenenza di tutti i membri a Open Russia per evitare possibili persecuzioni”.

Già nel 2017 la Procura generale aveva dichiarato “indesiderabili” tre organizzazioni finanziate dallo speculatore George Soros e a Open Russia: Otkrytaya Rossia, Open Russia Civic Movement e Institute of Modern Russia.