Daughter Anastasia Shevchenko, an activist of the movement “Open Russia” from Rostov, died in intensive care. Last week Shevchenko has concluded under house arrest on charges of activities “undesirable” organizations – the first in Russia.
On the death of 17-year-old daughter she had learned from the human rights coordinator of the project “Open Russia” Paulina Nemirovsky and journalist Zoe Light.
The girl was admitted to hospital with obstructive bronchitis from the boarding school for children with special needs, its condition doctors assessed as critical.
Lawyers Shevchenko drew attention to the fact that the daughter of the activist needs special care that cannot be provided at the time of his arrest. Shevchenko was the only guardian. Initially, the court prohibited Shevchenko to visit her daughter, and then on Wednesday, January 30, the investigator let go of the woman before the 1st of February.
Press Secretary Natalya Gryaznevich said: “Yesterday in the end was allowed to see the daughter, had to see you.”
As you know, a member of the Federal Council of the “Open Russia” Anastasia Shevchenko on 23 January, was placed under house arrest on charges of participation in the activities of the organization, which Russia recognized unwanted. In particular, we are talking about participation in rallies and meetings. The detainee did not admit his guilt and stated that the substance of the charges against her are unclear.
This case was Russia’s first case of criminal prosecution under this article. That Shevchenko is accused of activities of “undesirable” organizations, first learned on January 21.
It should be noted that the accused is the mother of three children. Two of them – 7-year-old Michael and 14-year-old Vlad lived with her, and 17-year-old daughter – in a boarding school for children with special needs.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday that the Kremlin is behind the Shevchenko case the following: “the first time I hear it from you. Law enforcement reported no”.
“Open Russia” – an organization, which was created by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former owner of YUKOS. The law on “undesirable organizations” was adopted in 2015, and then two years later the list included two British organizations – the social network movement “Otkrytaya Rossiya” (Open Russia Civic Movement) and “Open Russia” (Otkrytaya Rossia, OR). Activists of the “Open Russia” claim that their movement is not associated with these organizations.
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