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Moscow court eases preventive measures for two ‘Doxa’ editors

Source: Doxa

The Moscow City Court has eased the “ban on certain activities” affecting Armen Aramyan and Natalya Tyshkevich — two editors from the student journal Doxa, who are facing criminal charges for allegedly involving minors in illegal protests.

As reported by Doxa on Monday, April 26, Aramyan and Tyshkevich, who were previously under de facto house arrest, are now allowed to leave their homes for two hours per day (between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.).

The Moscow City Court is set to consider an appeal against the preventive measures for Vladimir Metelkin, another Doxa editor and defendant in the case, later in the day on Monday. A similar appeal filed by the fourth defendant, Doxa editor Alla Gutnikova, is scheduled for consideration on Wednesday, April 28.

Update. The Moscow City Court has also permitted Vladimir Metelkin to leave his home between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Four editors from the student journal Doxa are facing felony charges for allegedly involving minors in illegal protest actions: Armen Aramyan, Alla Gutnikova, Vladimir Metelkin, and Natalya (Natasha) Tyshkevich. Criminal proceedings were launched against them over a video in which they condemned the persecution of students protesting in support of jailed opposition politician Alexey Navalny.

On Wednesday, April 14, a Moscow court took preventive measures against all four editors, placing them under 24-hour house arrest until June 14 and prohibiting them using the Internet and other means of communications to talk to anyone except their lawyers and close relatives. 

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