MOSCOW, May 13 (RAPSI) – A District Court in Voronezh, a town in southwestern Russia, has dismissed a move for involuntary psychiatric committal of Dmitry Vorobyevsky, a well-known Voronezh opposition activist, filed by a local psycho-neurologic clinic, in its entirety, lawyer Sergey Loktev told RIA Novosti news agency on Friday.
Local media reported about Vorobyevsky’s committal on May 7, later the news was published by Amnesty International. The town Prosecutor’s Office has been carrying out an examination of this information acting on instructions from the higher regional authority.
The court examined the motion for compulsory treatment of the opposition activist on Thursday.
“The court rejected the claim lodged by the psycho-neurologic clinic. Vorobyevsky was let go home from the courtroom,” – Loktev said.
Earlier, psycho-neurologic clinic officials, regional health authorities and the court chair declined to comment on the situation to RIA Novosti.
Dmitry Vorobyevsky is an opposition activist well known in the town of Voronezh. He is a permanent participant of all protest actions, always having on display a poster demanding the country’s leadership to resign.