Leonid Razvozzhaev

Leonid Razvozzhaev,

Born June 12 1973, is a businessman, former President of the Retail and Service Workers’ Union. He is married with two children, aged 8 and 16, and supports his old mother who lives in Siberia. A politically active since 1998, he is a member of the ‘Left Front’ and Assistant to Representative I. Ponomarev of the State Duma (Congress). On October 21 he was elected to the Coordinating Committee of the Opposition.

Leonid was called in for interrogation following the Oct. 5, 2012 projection of the film « The Anatomy of the Protests . » He left for Ukraine in order to request political asylum at the Kiev office of the UN Human Rights Commission, but on Oct. 19 he was kidnapped right near the UNHCR office and transported back to Russia. After two days of being tortured, he signed the confessions that he was asked to sign and which he formally renounced in court a few days later on Oct. 25.

He is charged with the organization and preparation of riots, including the May 6 demonstration at Bolotnaya Square, and has been placed in preventive detention.

1 comment

  1. Ximena

    Lionia, osvobodim tebia! Ja klianus!

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