A man, who was carrying a Ukrainian flag, was arrested during the memorial event dedicated to murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov in Saint Petersburg. Russian Dozhd TV channel reported this on February 25.
The policemen approached the man, when people were dispersing. They took him into their car without any explanation. According to the news agency, the memorial walk dedicated to Nemtsov was reconciled with municipal authorities.
As we reported earlier, at least three persons were arrested in Moscow during the memorial walk dedicated to Nemtsov in Saint Petersburg. Police arrested two followers of the Vesna movement, who planned to go to the memorial meeting dedicated to Nemtsov.
Boris Nemtsov, Russian opposition politicianwas murdered on February 28, 2015 in Moscow downtown. Moscow District Military Court declared two people involved in the murder of the politician and sentenced them to 11 – 20 years of imprisonment in high-security prison. As to the prosecution, Ruslan Mukhudinov, former officer of the Sever battalion is believed to be a person who ordered and organized the crime. He is charged in absentia. Mukhudinov is in the international search from November 2015. The investigation of this case is a separate proceeding.