Yuri Dmitriev

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PETROZAVODSK, July 3. /TASS/. The investigation has charged the head of the Karelian “Memorial” Yuri Dmitriev, in the case of violent acts of a sexual nature. TASS informed the senior assistant administrator of investigatory management SK the Russian Federation across the Republic of Karelia Vitaly Konovalov.

“Dmitriev is charged under paragraph “b” of part 4 of article 132 of the criminal code “Violent acts of sexual character committed against a person under the age of fourteen years”, – said Konovalov.

Dmitriev was arrested December 15, 2016, and January 27, 2018 released from prison under recognizance not to leave. According to the investigation, from 2008 to 2015 Dmitriev repeatedly photographed naked foster daughter, born in 2005, which lived together for the production of pornographic materials . In addition, he illegally kept at home the main part of the single-barreled smooth-bore hunting rifles, whose design was altered in the handicraft way.

In April, Petrozavodsk city court acquitted 62-year-old human rights activist in the articles of indecent assault and making child pornography involving his daughter. Dmitriev was found guilty only in illegal storage of the basic parts of a firearm. The court sentenced him to 2.5 years of restriction of freedom, but in light of the custody time Dmitriev need three months to check in in criminally-Executive inspection of the Federal penitentiary service.

On June 14, the Supreme court of Karelia on results of consideration of appeals overturned the first instance verdict and sent the case to the city court of Petrozavodsk at the review in the new composition. The court has appointed to it a measure of restraint in the form of recognizance not to leave.

27 June, the human rights activist was detained by law enforcement officials. The following day the Petrozavodsk town court sent him to custody for two months. Lawyer Dmitrieva appealed to the Supreme court of the Republic of Karelia with the requirement to cancel the decision of the court to change the measure of restraint to house arrest. The date of its consideration is not appointed.