Former director of Open Russia Andrey Pivovarov before the appeal against the verdict, they were transferred from the pre-trial detention center in Krasnodar to correctional colony No. 11 in the village of Akhtarsky, Krasnodar Territory. Lawyer Sergei Badamshin wrote about this on Thursday, July 4, in his Telegram channel.
Previously, such plans were announced the day before by the head of Pivovarov’s headquarters, Tatyana Usmanova. “Andrey Pivovarov is being transferred from SIZO-1 in Krasnodar to a colony. He was able to call his mother and tell about it. When we find out where he was transferred, we will immediately write,” she promised in Telegram.
Pivovarov was convicted in the case of “undesirable organization”
July 15 Leninsky District Court of Krasnodar sentenced Pivovarov to four years in a penal colony in the case of cooperation with an “undesirable organization” (Article 284.1 of the Criminal Code) – “Open Russia”. In addition to the prison term, the oppositionist was banned for eight years from engaging in social and political activities, including using the Internet. The oppositionist did not admit his guilt, his defense promised to appeal the verdict.
Pivovarov was detained on May 31 at the Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, when he had already boarded a plane that was supposed to fly to Poland. After a search in the St. Petersburg apartment, the politician was transferred to Krasnodar, where he was arrested.
June 3 Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation declared Pivovarov a foreign agenttogether with Oleg Kashin and Evgeny Chichvarkin.