Activist Yaroslav Nikitenko was arrested in Khimki during an officially sanctioned meeting. His only “crime” was unfurling a banner with the motto “We’re all living in Khimki Forest”. Despite his right to do so, policemen (instructed on site by Khimki Deputy Mayor Mr. Piterimov) forbade him to unfurl the banner. After he obeyed and stopped unfurling the banner – he was arrested for “Disobeying police”. Despite the charges being sheer nonsense, Yaroslav spent two days in jail, and was then fined.

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Video of the arrest