A member of the OP complained of threats from monitoring the vote
Member of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation Natalya Kiryukhina went to the police in connection with threats of physical violence for participation in monitoring the voting on the Constitution. The Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova has promised to take control of the situation.
"Scandalous situation occurred yesterday in Sevastopol. To our colleagues, the member of Public chamber of Russia Natalia A. kiruhina the phone had been threatened. She is threatened with death over the social activities, which it conducts. And this is including watching the voting process. Natalia A. already addressed in law enforcement bodies with the corresponding statement", - said the head of the OP Lidia Mikheeva at the briefing.
The public chamber, according to Mikheeva, will keep on monitoring this situation. If necessary, further appeal to the law enforcement to "make it a thorough trial and that the perpetrators were brought to justice".
"Today I openly say that me under pressure with threats of physical violence. Yes, today I applied to law enforcement agencies. And I would like to bring to justice those individuals who called me with these threats", - confirmed the information control.
In turn Moskalkova said it will take control the case of threats Kirjuhina. "Threats are a very serious thing, it confirms that today is exacerbated by the struggle between different ideas, different people. That's okay, because our government is a democratic way, but when people use illegal methods of persuasion, forced to do certain things, it is a socially dangerous act, a crime, and I'm sure the police will make every effort to find the perpetrator and bring him to justice. For my part, I will take control of this unprecedented pressure on the member of the OP, just a citizen of the Russian Federation and lovely woman," she said.
A nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation was scheduled for 22 April, but then postponed because of the epidemic of coronavirus in the country. Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on a new date for voting on 1 July. Because of the need to take into account the epidemiological situation and the security of the population, it was decided that the Russians will be able to vote all week from 25 June to 1 July.