FPA adviser Boris Zolotukhin made a public statement in which he called the lawyers Vadim Klyuvgant and Konstantin Dobrynin sold out, who "no one needs in geyropas."
Lawyers commented on The Insider his statement.
“Snitching and harassment are faithful companions of troubled times,” says Klyuvgant. “Even now, their characteristic features are clearly visible: primitive thought-clichés, expressed poorly, illiterately and deliberately rudely, with a clear imitation of official propaganda; aggression, anger, intolerance, swagger, distortion and lies. And of course, peremptory broadcasting on behalf of "all" or "majority" without any mandate from them. I consider such thinking and behavior as shameful, and for a lawyer it is doubly so. They are incompatible with the very essence of our free and creative, deeply humanistic and purely peaceful profession.
According to Konstantin Dobrynin, in criticism Zolotukhin and his followers are united by fear, which makes them "reprove and hysteria".
“The point is not in the very words of such faceless zolotukhins, the point is in their fear, which makes them inform, denounce, hysterically. This fear destroys not only these lawyers themselves, but society as well. The latter is more important and more dangerous. I don’t want to evaluate Borya, I’m sure he is ashamed and embarrassed deep inside. Let his colleagues give him an assessment on the subject of ethical intemperance and history, on the subject of moral cowardice and moral renegade of the essence of the defense profession.
The lawyers withdrew from the FPA council after federal laws were adopted on the annexation of four Ukrainian territories to the Russian Federation, instructing the chamber to create Russian chambers of lawyers there. FPA Vice-President Gennady Sharov, without even waiting for these laws to come into force, publicly announced the start of this work using the already existing experience in creating the Russian advocacy in Crimea and Sevastopol.
Some members of the FPA Council made an appeal in support of the "special operation". Supporters of Alexei Navalny included those who spoke on the list of those against whom the EU should impose sanctions. At the same time, the president of the FPA, Yuri Pilipenko, who also signed the anti-war appeal, was also included in the list by mistake.
Zolotukhin declined to comment on The Insider's statement.