Pensioner and disabled person of group II Vladimir Baev was urgently discharged from hospital where he was treated, taken away into court and placed under arrest in a pre-trial detention center of Syktyvkar. On October 17, activists of the Town Hall Meeting of Komi reported it in the blog on "7x7".
At night of October 15, FSB officers came to the hospital for asthma-stricken pensioner and veteran of labor Vladimir Baev. He was urgently discharged, and the court, in the absence of a lawyer, placed him in a pre-trial detention center.
"The detention of a civil activist is the realization of revenge by law enforcement agencies against a person who was not afraid to speak out against the system. Vladimir Baev rejects the attempts of the authorities to transfer the case from criminal to administrative ones (in connection with the decriminalization of Article 282), as he considers himself completely innocent!"— wrote the activists of the Town Hall Meeting of Komi.
Before his arrest, Baev managed to phone his daughter, she told "7x7" that her father wore a tracking bracelet on his leg being under house arrest. According to her, Vladimir Baev has a passport of the USSR, he does not consider himself a citizen of the Russian Federation and suffers from an oncology disease.
Activist Valentina Aralina told "7x7" that Baev complained about the actions of investigators to the Prosecutor's office, the FSB and the Investigative Committee, but to no avail.
On the balcony of Baev's apartment, his supporters hung a poster about the persecution of the pensioner.
According to activists, criminal cases on extremist articles were filed on 73-year-old Vladimir Baev. Before the court's decision, he was included into the list of extremists of Rosfinmonitoring (No. 1415) and the accounts to which his pension was received were blocked.
According to" 7x7", Baev wrote a post about Semitic peoples on vk.com. After the case was initiated, he was recognized not to leave, but in May 2019, he was transferred under house arrest.