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Karelia Blogger who Spoke Out against Russian Orthodox Church Appeals against House Search

posted 19 Apr 2012, 07:43 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 19 Apr 2012, 07:46 ]
17 April 2012


Photo: Maksim Efimov 

Today, Maksim Efimov, chair of the Karelian Human Rights Youth Group, lodged a cassation appeal with the Republic's Supreme Court against an order made by the Petrozavodsk City Court sanctioning a search of his flat. 

Efimov pointed out that he considered the decision to search his home to be unlawful and biased. He is being represented by Olga Rybalova, a lawyer with the Agora Human Rights Association. 

In his cassation appeal to the judicial bench for criminal cases at the Supreme Court of Karelia Maksim Efimov stated that the investigation had not presented sufficient information to the court to carry out a house search. [Read more]