Police officers and the Investigative Committee came with searches to the dacha of the Timiryazevsky municipal deputy Yulia Galyamina, Novaya Gazeta writes.
"They came to the dacha because Yulia was there at that time. So far, there is no connection with her or with the lawyer. What the security officials can look for is unknown, because usually the evidence under this article is administrative protocols, which the police Probably, this is just an attempt at pressure, "Nikolai Kasyan, press secretary of Galamina, told the publication.
Earlier on Friday, it became known that a case was opened against Galyamina under the so-called "Dada article" on violations at rallies. Galyamina became the third person in Russia against whom a criminal case was initiated under this article.
Yulia Galyamina said that she learned about the new criminal case only from the media, she did not receive any official messages. "I believe that this is political pressure on me as a political opponent of Putin, that's why they press it like that," the deputy believes.
The article presupposes criminal punishment for repeated violations of the Code of Administrative Offenses in terms of rallies, pickets or demonstrations. In the spring, the ban on participation in elections was extended in Russia. Now, including people convicted under the "Dada" article, cannot become candidates.
Over the past year, Galyamina has been repeatedly brought to administrative responsibility: the last time the court fined her 200 thousand rubles. for a single picket in support of journalist Ilya Azar near the building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on Petrovka (part 8, article 20.2 of the Administrative Code) on July 15, the day of collecting signatures of the "No!" campaign. On the same day, searches were carried out in her home, in the offices of the coordinators of the public organization "Open Russia", as well as in the editorial office of "MBKh-Media" in the so-called big YUKOS case. Yulia Galyamina linked the searches with an action against the results of voting on amendments to the Constitution.
The police and the UK came to my dacha. The search begins. Lawyer Mikhail Biryukov is here with me.