Person of the Week: Roman Roslovtsev

posted 17 Oct 2016, 07:57 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 17 Oct 2016, 08:01 ]
On 14 October 2016 Roman Roslovtsev was jailed for 20 days following his detention on 13 October on Red Square as he carried out a one-person protest. A video of his detention can be seen here. As RFE/RL reports, the judge ruled that Roslovtsev's 21st arrest 'showed the repeated nature of his violation of the law on public demonstrations.' During each protest Roslovtsev has held up a placard saying 'I'm not afraid of Article 212.1' (the name of the article of the Criminal Code that makes repeat violations of the regulations governing public assembly a criminal offence punishable by up to five years in prison.

'Judge Jails Anti-Putin Protester After 21st Arrest In Moscow,' RFE/RL, 14 October 2016

See also:
'Legal Case of the Week: Roman Roslovtsev,' Rights in Russia, 20 May 2016
Мумин Шакиров, 'Десять масок Путина,' Radio Svoboda, 14 May 2016
Halya Coynash, 'Russian Activist Jailed & Could Face 5-year Sentence for Wearing a Putin Mask,' Human Rights in Ukraine, 17 May 2016
'Возвращение маски Путина,', 7 April 2016