The chief of Russia’s Communists has written an open letter to President Vladimir Putin bemoaning the arrests of his comrades and what he sees because the “unjustified brutality” of the police, warning that bother might lie forward.
In the missive, revealed on the occasion’s official web site, Gennady Zyuganov complained concerning the detentions of Communists following protests on September 20 and 25. He described the arrests as “groundless” and “unlawful.”
Last month, the occasion organized two demonstrations towards the outcomes of September’s parliamentary election, which, for the primary time, was held over a number of days. In Moscow, the Communists consider they have been robbed of rightfully gained seats by rigged on-line voting and are campaigning to annul the outcomes. Because of the tallied distant votes, the occasion didn’t win a single seat within the capital’s single-mandate districts, regardless of a number of candidates topping the ballot within the common bodily poll.
Following the protests, many Communist politicians, supporters and members have been detained by the authorities. The demonstrations have been formally unauthorized by the Moscow authorities, however the occasion claims that it was merely a gathering of MPs with their voters, which by legislation doesn’t require any approval.
“It is obvious that those who ordered and carried out these and other illegal actions are guided not by legal provisions and the interests of public safety, but by a poorly understood political expediency,” Zyuganov wrote.
According to the veteran politician, the brand new three-day electoral format, mixed with on-line voting, is “a nuclear bomb which could sooner or later blow up the stability of society that patriotic forces have been building for years.”
“Instead of establishing a constructive dialogue with the leading parliamentary party, administrative pressure on the Communists is intensifying, with more and more cases of police harassment of its activists and supporters. The unjustified brutality and scale of these forceful actions are increasing before our eyes,” he continued.
In conclusion, the Communist chief requested Putin to cancel the “fundamentally flawed” electoral system, claiming that “remote voting” has been deserted within the majority of the developed international locations of the world.
“I ask you, as the guarantor of the Constitution, to take strict measures aimed at bringing to justice the officials guilty of exceeding their authority. I sincerely hope that similar violations will be prevented in the future,” he mentioned.
Zyuganov has led the Russian Communists since 1993, and has saved the occasion throughout the prime three most-represented factions within the nation’s parliament ever since.
According to the official outcomes of final month’s election, the occasion acquired 18.93% of the vote, sustaining its standing as the most important opposition occasion within the Duma and pulling forward of all different non-government factions.
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