The Tverskoy District Court of Moscow sent Vasily Fedorov, Yevgeny Moiseev and Irina Andina to jail — associates of Vladimir Vorontsov, the creator of the human rights project “Police Ombudsman”, which talks about violations of the labor rights of security officials and criticizes the existing police system.
All three were detained on July 29. Fedorov is accused of deliberately false denunciation (Part 3 of Article 306 of the Criminal Code), as well as of organizing this crime (Part 3 of Article 33 of the Criminal Code), Moiseev and Andin - only under the article on false denunciation. All three are arrested until the end of September. They face up to six years in prison.
Fedorov in October published the film “Save the Police Ombudsman”, which deals with the case against the founder of the project, Vladimir Vorontsov, who was detained and accused of extortion, distribution of pornography, slander and public insult of a government official. The authors of the film believe that the case against him is fabricated.
Among the creators of the video was Irina Andina, fired from the law enforcement agencies of Saransk, who was the victim in the case. However, she retracted her earlier testimony and gave new ones. As it turned out from the film, Andina became the victim intentionally and did it to help Vorontsov expose the investigators who fabricated criminal cases against him.
On July 18, the state prosecutor of the Western Administrative District prosecutor's office requested 6 years in prison for Vorontsov to be served in a general regime correctional colony and the deprivation of the rank of "police major". They also want to deprive Vorontsov of the right to engage in activities related to the administration of sites, pages and other resources for 10 years.
In January, the Investigative Committee began an investigation in connection with information about the falsification of evidence in the Vorontsov case.
According to investigators, in October 2017, Vorontsov extorted 300,000 rubles from a former policeman from Moscow “for not distributing his photographs of an intimate nature.” Having received no money, he published pictures in one of his communities on the social network. On the second episode of extortion, he allegedly acted in a similar way against a Saransk police officer. In addition, Vorontsov is accused of publishing records discrediting the honor and dignity of law enforcement officers and one of the lawyers in the community he created, the “Police Ombudsman”. Vorontsov does not admit guilt and considers his case as revenge for his activities as the founder of the Police Ombudsman project.