Opposition blogger was not allowed to Kemerovo, he was beaten and put on a return flight to Moscow
Mikhail Svetov. Photo from his Facebook
Opposition blogger Mikhail Svetov, who flew to Kemerovo to give a lecture on “Why you can’t trust the state,” could not leave the airport because unknown people in civilian clothes “snatched” him. First, according to Svetova, they brought him to the office room, where they struck several blows, then they put him by force on a return flight to Moscow. Returning to Moscow, Svetov wrote a statement to the police.
pic.twitter.com/nd5hUB8uwE- Mikhail Svetov (@msvetov) on April 1, 2018
“In Kemerovo, I was seized at the exit from the airport by 15 tightly-knit civilians. They dragged me into the airport’s office room by force, took my documents and phone. They threatened and beat me. Then they forcefully put me on a flight back to Moscow.An escort, under the elbows, was brought into the salon. They introduced themselves as miners, but acted in full coordination with the airport workers.
I'm fine now. I sit in an absolutely empty plane back to Moscow.
Most importantly, everyone who was going to go to the lecture, in no case do not go there. They had an address where I will speak. They will definitely go there. Go away so you have no problems. "
“The purpose of the bulls was to scare and shove me into the plane, not to cripple. So I'm fine. I got bruises, a torn shirt and a torn out piece of hair.
Left a statement to the police. I have to remove the record from the surveillance camera at the Kemerovo airport. I was there in a prominent place grabbed, it is impossible that it does not fall into the frame.
Do not write that I was beaten. Very strong word. They dragged him by the hair, hit him in the side several times and put pressure on his eyes. It surprises me more that people in civilian clothes can grab a person at the airport, lock him up in the office room, and then bypassing all inspections, shove him into the plane. "