The well-known Russian journalist, writer and public figure Alexander Arkhangelsky published on his blog the results of an interesting investigation into how the police and the court attributed his son participation in a protest action in which he did not participate. The paradox is that at this time, the young man was in a completely different place. However, neither the police nor the court were embarrassed by these circumstances:
“As I wrote, my son Tikhon was detained a few days ago, and by the end of the next day they were released and fined 10 thousand rubles. We are preparing an appeal.
Our digitalized family, represented by Tikhon's sister, Lisa, is no worse than Bellingcat (a publication that publishes investigations of high-profile political cases, ed.) conducted an investigation and can now conclusively state the following:
- they took him to Tverskaya (which, if the court wanted it, could be confirmed by billing), where they were TWO with a friend - and were silent;
- in the protocol, having mixed up the passport data, they indicated Sretenka / Chistye Prudy as the place of detention (see photo), the reason was performance and shouts in a group of 200 people;
- a photo was attached to the protocol, in which it is not enough that there is no Tikhon, so also clearly NOT Chistye Prudy.
What's next? We see a bike path, a turn, a sign. We study the map of bike paths, narrow the search area, go through Yandex maps, and - pam-pam-pam-pam! We get a place. This is Bolshaya Nikitskaya.
They detained him on Tverskaya, but wrote that on Sretenka, and gave a photo of Nikitskaya.
Such is their proof. And separately, a beautiful photo on the protocol of an 18-year-old student...".