The household of a Russian opposition activist declare cops put in surveillance tools in her bed room and spied on her for months earlier than she was arrested final yr.
Anastasia Shevchenko, 40, was arrested in January 2019 beneath a legislation in opposition to so-called “undesirable organizations,” The Telegraph reported.
The 2015 legislation reportedly permits Russia to declare a company “undesirable” if it “presents a risk to Russia’s constitutional order, its protection and its safety.”
Shevchenko had been working with a bunch based by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oligarch and critic of the Kremlin. Her felony prices stem from organizing a lecture and collaborating in a rally.
Shevchenko’s lawyer Sergei Badamshin alleges that authorities entered her house, put in surveillance tools, and took it again 5 months later – all with out her figuring out.
“They left no hint,” Badamshin stated.
Shevchenko has been beneath home arrest for a yr. Her household informed The Telegraph final weekend that investigators in Rostov-on-Don, a metropolis in southern Russia, uncovered footage earlier this month, supposedly displaying Shevchenko in her bed room.
Prosecutors in Rostov-on-Don prolonged Shevchenko’s home arrest by way of March,…