New hooliganism charges are “inappropriate and should be dropped,” says Amnesty International
by Cassady Craighill
October 24, 2013
In response to charges of hooliganism from the Russian Federal Investigative Committee, Amnesty International released a statement supporting the Arctic 30 and condemning the charges.
“The piracy charges originally brought in this case were patently absurd but these new charges are no better. Hooliganism is a serious criminal offence in Russia, and it is not one that those engaging in peaceful protest should be prosecuted under,
John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at Amnesty International.