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Moscow courthouse sees protests ahead of sentencing in controversial extremism case

Source: Meduza
On the afternoon of August 6, ahead of the <a href="https://meduza.io/en/news/2020/08/04/activists-and-former-political-prisoners-release-video-defending-suspects-in-controversial-russian-extremism-case" target="_blank">announcement of the verdicts</a> in the controversial “Novoe Velichie” (New Greatness) extremism case, a small group of activists held a <a href="https://meduza.io/news/2020/08/06/pered-prigovorom-po-delu-novogo-velichiya-u-suda-zaderzhali-aktivistov-v-politseyskoy-forme-odin-iz-nih-pererezal-gorlo-manekenu" target="_blank">protest action</a> outside of Moscow’s Lublinsky Court. One activist, dressed in a police uniform, recited a poem that ended with the phrase “a sacrifice is being made here” and then proceeded to slit the throat of a mannequin with a box cutter, releasing a stream of fake blood. The paint spattered the clothes of one of the defendants in the case, <a href="https://meduza.io/en/news/2020/07/21/defendant-in-controversial-new-greatness-extremism-case-files-lawsuit-for-illegal-detention" target="_blank">Anna Pavlikova</a> (pictured above). Police officers arrested three protesters involved in the action.
On the afternoon of August 6, ahead of the announcement of the verdicts in the controversial “Novoe Velichie” (New Greatness) extremism case, a small group of activists held a protest action outside of Moscow’s Lublinsky Court. One activist, dressed in a police uniform, recited a poem that ended with the phrase “a sacrifice is being made here” and then proceeded to slit the throat of a mannequin with a box cutter, releasing a stream of fake blood. The paint spattered the clothes of one of the defendants in the case, Anna Pavlikova (pictured above). Police officers arrested three protesters involved in the action.
Evgeny Feldman for “Meduza”

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