Moscow broke the record for number of detentions and arrests in 2019

the Capital’s police and courts in 2019 broke the previous record of detentions and arrests of participants of rallies, marches, pickets and other mass events, “Vedomosti” reports with reference to the statistics of the Metropolitan administration of the judicial Department. Data on cases of violations of the order at public events reflected the events of the summer of 2019 in Moscow, when police and Regardie detained thousands of participants of peaceful protests against the banning of independent candidates in the elections to the Moscow city Duma.

the Number of such cases handled by the Moscow courts in 2019 amounted to 3286 and 1.4 times higher than the previous record, set in 2012 (the rallies for fair elections, including “March of millions” rally on Bolotnaya square on 6 may) and 1.7 times the number of cases in 2017, the second in the number of cases over the past seven years. The number of administrative punishment in 2019 (2974 people) increased in comparison with 2012, 2.2 times and 1.9 times compared with the 2017 year. Raised the proportion of imposed sentences reflects a more hard-line capital ships against the protesters.

Also 2019 in Moscow was a year of record numbers of arrests – 131 for violations at public events, it’s 10 times more than in 2017, and is comparable to the number of arrests across Russia in 2012 and 2017, the Number of punished and arrested, the records are not limited to: amount of fines imposed on the protesters in Moscow in 2019, with 44.9 million rubles – in 9 times more than in 2012, and is comparable to the amount of fines imposed by courts for violations of the rules of holding rallies across Russia in 2017 and 2018

In August last year, the media reported that the formal independence and the irremovability of judges a significant impact on their decisions provides the leadership of the court, security officers and curators from higher authorities. 84% of judges, former officials and security forces, 80% of heads of courts – came from the public sector, and 6 out of 10 judges for political Affairs for ten years, not inhave Yasli any acquittal. The judges themselves are often complain of pressure from not only presidents, but governors, personnel of the presidential administration and members of the party “United Russia”.

Experts say that while malicious prosecution is not an ordinary citizen has minimum chances to prove his innocence, while the officials of these chances the most. Ships same jurors who acquitted people more often gets a “meager” number of cases.