The journalist of the “Caucasian knot” has filed a complaint with the Strasbourg court

The journalist of the “Caucasian knot” Anna Gritsevich and member of the Board of the public organization “Environmental watch on North Caucasus” Vladimir Kimaev appealed to the European court of human rights.

As stated in the complaint, which was prepared by the lawyer of the International human rights group “Agora” Alexander Popkov (the document is at the disposal of RBC), 29 Jun 2015 Gritsevich and Kimaev were detained by police. They covered a protest staged by residents of the village of Cherry Adler district. The demonstrators demanded to remove the dump, under which the authorities have identified the site in the settlement for elimination of consequences of floods in Sochi.

In the Protocol on the detention of employees of the interior Ministry indicated that Gritsevich and Kimaev “carried out by unauthorized organization of a rally”. The Adler district court found them guilty under article “disobedience to lawful demands of the police” (paragraph 1 of article 19.3 of the administrative code) and sentenced them to three days of arrest each.

As noted in the complaint of the lawyer Popkov, were violated the right to liberty and security of person, right to fair trial and freedom of expression (article 5, 6, 10 Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms). Popkov stressed that Gritsevich and Kimaev was not involved in the protest, and the event was covered in the media.

Flooding in Sochi has begun due to heavy rains in the night of June 25. According to local authorities, just over an hour in Sochi has dropped 100 mm of rain in one month to 130 mm. In connection with the flooding of the city was declared a state of emergency. The city was flooded almost 1.5 thousand households. Because of the rains had disrupted the work, and Sochi international airport and railway station.