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Russian opposition figure who supported Maidan asks for political asylum in Lithuania
23:21, 14 August 2017
Russian opposition figure who supported Maidan asks for political asylum in Lithuania

Gorskiy is known as an organizer of Russian Marches in Moscow

23:21, 14 August 2017

www.radiosvoboda.org

Yuriy Gorskiy, the organizer of Russian Marches in Moscow, the Russian opposition figure, who supported the Maidan, the member of the coordination committee of the New Opposition, ran away from under home arrest in Russia to Lithuania, where he asked for political asylum, as Interfax reports, linking to Baltic News Service.

“Yuriy Gorskiy asked for political asylum in Lithuania. He informed, that on August 14, he received a written response from the migration service that his request would be considered. The procedure could take a few months,” the media says.

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Gorskiy managed to go to Lithuania, even though he was under home arrest in the case on extremism. In the court, the investigation claimed such a preventive measure necessary, as the accused could run away.

Moreover, Radio Svoboda held the first interview with Gorskiy after his redemption. His aim is “to conquer Putinism”.

“Nationalists Yuriy Gorskiy and Viacheslav Maltsev who ran away from Russia, were put into the so-called list of terrorists and extremists. Maltsev is accused of “creating an extremist organization”, while Gorskiy – of “public encouragement of extremist activity”. According to uunconfirmed information, Maltsev also left Russia and is in Georgia now,” it is said.

The case on Gorskiy’s extremism was filed because of the nationalist parade in Moscow on May 1st. supporting Dmitriy Demushkin.

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