According to Innokentyev, he is a witness in a criminal case regarding a fictitious certificate of training in courses on handling firearms, issued at the center in which he is listed as the founder. The human rights activist claims that he agreed with the interrogator about the time at which he could come to her.
Despite this, on September 27 last year, police officers Sivtsev and Zakharov tried to serve him a summons for questioning as he was leaving a restaurant with his wife and eight-month-old son. According to the man, it was expired, which he reported to the security forces.
Innokentyev said that in response to his words, Sivtsev and Zakharov began to twist his arm and drag him to their car. Sleptsova tried to stand up for her husband and, according to the human rights activist, “reflexively waved her hand and hit the visor of the cap” of one of the policemen.
After this, Innokentyev went to the emergency room with the security forces, but did not get interrogated that day. Doctors recorded injuries to the PMC chairman’s right shoulder and hip. The human rights activist says that he wrote a statement against the police officers who detained him about abuse of power, but he was refused to initiate a criminal case.
In mid-October, the couple learned that a criminal case had been opened against Victoria, and at the end of the same month, the woman was detained at the clinic and taken to an investigator along with her child.
Journalists from Yakutsk Vecherniy turned to the Republican Investigative Committee and the Ministry of Internal Affairs for comment. The press services of the departments responded that the security forces “acted within the framework of the law,” and information on Sleptsova’s criminal case “cannot be made public in the interests of the preliminary investigation and participants in criminal proceedings.”