She explained that her decision was influenced by the situation with the ex-coordinator of Navalny’s Ufa headquarters Lilia Chanysheva, who was arrested two weeks ago in connection with the creation of an extremist organization.
The former head of the St. Petersburg branch of Navalny’s headquarters (the organizations are recognized as extremist and banned in Russia) and the ex-candidate for deputy of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, Irina Fatyanova, left Russia. About this she reported in your Telegram channel.
She called the decision made the most difficult in her life. Fatyanova has been outside Russia for more than a week. “Fontanka” Fatyanov reportedthat she is now in Georgia.
“Coming to work at the headquarters, I was ready for fines, days in a special detention center, searches and interrogations. Remember, this was once the worst side effect. At some point, my line shifted to a criminal sentence of several years (I think five). I was just ready to sit down. Never. But the story with Lilya Chanysheva changed a lot and helped me understand that I needed to leave, ”Fatyanova explained.
Activist and ex-coordinator of Navalny’s headquarters in Ufa, Lilia Chanysheva, on November 10, the court sent in a pre-trial detention center in a criminal case on the creation of an extremist community. The case was initiated after the recognition in June of the structures of the opposition leader Alexei Navalny (headquarters and the Anti-Corruption Fund (also recognized as an NGO-foreign agent)) extremist. Chanysheva became the first person detained on it.
While the term of her detention is two months. During the court session, Chanysheva announced that she was pregnant.