Human rights activist Kotlyar was sentenced to a fine of 450,000 rubles

Human rights activist Kotlyar was sentenced to a fine of 450,000 rubles

The court in Obninsk sentenced the human rights defender from the Kaluga region Tatiana Kotlyar to a fine of 450 thousand rubles on the charge of fictitious registration of foreigners. This was reported by the former head of Boris Nadezhdin’s campaign headquarters in Kaluga, Konstantin Larionov, “Meduza” also writes about the sentence. The prosecutor’s office demanded a real term for the 72-year-old human rights defender – one and a half years in a colony-settlement.

Kotlyar, the head of the Kaluga regional movement “For Human Rights”, was repeatedly tried on the same charge. According to the prosecutor’s office, since 2009 she has registered more than 10,000 foreigners in her two apartments. In the previous case, in June 2023, she was ordered to pay 650,000 rubles. The prosecution argued that the fines do not work, and a more severe punishment is needed to “correct” the defendant.

The human rights activist does not deny that she registers people in difficult life situations, both foreigners and citizens of Russia, in her home for free in order to help them. “These are not necessarily migrants, it could well be a native of the Kaluga region who lost his home or a former prisoner who was released and found out that he had nowhere to live. Due to the lack of a stamp in the passport, their rights are constantly violated,” she said in an interview “OVD-Info”.



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