Udaltsov-headed opposition movement declared non-extremist
MOSCOW, November 27 - RAPSI, Diana Gutsul. The Moscow Prosecutor's Office has found no major violations in the Left Front movement's activity and it has thus been found to be "non-extremist", Mark Feygin, the attorney of Left Front coordinator Sergei Udaltsov, told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) Tuesday.
"This is the main news. And with this, the inspection into the movements activity is over," Feygin said.
Left Front movement coordinator Sergei Udaltsov wrote on his Twitter page on Monday that he had been summoned to the prosecutor's office in Moscow once more to discuss whether his movement should be considered extremist after an official examination was conducted into its activity.
Udaltsov provided the prosecutor's office with clarifications regarding the movement's activity on November 9, speaking with the prosecutors for several hours. After his interrogation, he said the grounds were likely being prepared to recognize Left Front as an extremist organization.
Earlier, Udaltsov stated that one of the reasons behind the investigation was the organization of mass riots case initiated against him, his aide Konstantin Lebedev, and aide to oppositionist Duma lawmaker Ilya Ponomaryov, Leonid Razvozzhayev, after the TV premiere of the documentary film, "Anatomy of Protest 2." Udaltsov could face four to ten years in prison for his involvement in the case.
The filmmakers of the documentary shown on NTV, a channel owned by state-run Gazprom, claim the opposition is preparing a coup using funds from abroad. The film shows Udaltsov and his companions allegedly talking with Georgia's then- Parliamentary Defense and Security Committee head Givi Targamadze, who is said to be experienced in planning the "color" revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine, as well as mass riots in Belarus.