Person of the Week: Vyacheslav Maltsev

posted 17 Apr 2017, 02:55 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 17 Apr 2017, 02:58 ]
On 13 April 2017, opposition politician Vyacheslav Maltsev, who lives in Saratov, reportedly suffered a heart attack after police sawed through his apartment door in Saratov and arrested him in front of his family, The Moscow Times reported. Vyacheslav Maltsev, who was a candidate for the State Duma in last year's September elections on the PARNAS party ticket, live-streamed the incident via his phone. Maltsev, who is 52 years-old, reportedly suffered a heart attack when he was taken by police him from his home to Saratov airport, where he was to be put on a plane to Moscow for interrogation. Meduza, citing Leonid Volkov, head of Aleksei Navalny's political campaign, said that, despite the heart attack, Maltsev was nonetheless taken on a stretcher on board the plane. The Moscow Times, citing TASS, reported that, while "officials haven't yet announced any formal charges," Maltsev is "eeportedly suspected of attacking a state employee during an anti-corruption demonstration in Moscow on March 26". 

Photo of Vyacheslav Maltsev: Wikipedia

'Russian Politician Suffers Heart Attack After Police Saw Through His Front Door,' The Moscow Times, 13 April 2017
'У Мальцева случился сердечный приступ после задержания,' Meduza, 13 April 2017
'Оппозиционер Мальцев задержан в рамках дела о применении насилия к представителю власти,' ТАСС, 13 April 2017
'Vyacheslav Maltsev films his arrest at his home in Saratov,' Youtube / RBC / ARTPODGOTOVKA, 13 April 2017