The HRC is concerned about the situation around the «Gogol-center»

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in photobacteria Council for development of civil society and human rights. Archival photoThe HRC is concerned about the situation around the «Gogol-center»© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

The Council on human rights (HRC) is concerned about the situation around the «Gogol-center» and intend to follow the development of the investigation, which on the eve of the theater were searched, said the head of the HRC Mikhail Fedotov, stressing that in itself creativity cannot be subject to criminal prosecution.

«We in the Council was concerned over the situation of the «Gogol-center» and we believe that creative freedom is guaranteed by the Russian Constitution and by itself, creativity may not be subject to criminal prosecution. As for the investigation, which yesterday was raided in «Gogol-center», the Board intends to carefully monitor the developments,» — said Fedotov RIA Novosti.

Searches in the capital’s theater «Gogol-center» and the home of its artistic Director Kirill Serebrennikov held Tuesday in the case of embezzlement of public funds. According to the UK, persons from among the leadership of the nonprofit organization «the Seventh Studio», the founder of which was silver coins, from 2011 to 2014 abducted budget funds in the amount of about 200 million rubles allocated by the state in accordance with the government resolution on the development and promotion of art. Pieces of silver was questioned in the UK as witness and released.

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