Riga court refused to arrest the detained Russian journalist

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Melanoptera in photomontage. Archival photoRiga court refused to arrest the detained Russian journalist© RIA Novosti / Sergey Melanospila the image Bank

The court of Vidzeme district of Riga has not given out the sanction on arrest of the detainee by the security Police of a journalist Yury Alekseev, who spent in prison 48 hours, reported RIA Novosti his friend, human rights activist Vladimir Linderman, who was present at the hearing.

Criminal proceedings against Alekseev was launched on 29 November 2017 in connection with the review, which the authorities believe nationalist. Residence Alekseeva, the security Police of Latvia conducted several searches in the course of one of them was discovered bullets for the gun. PB argues that the seized media were also found materials containing child pornography.

«The security police sought to Alekseev was sent to prison as a preventive measure. But the court rejected the BOP,» said Linderman.

The security police is no comment in this case does not.

Alekseev, a famous Latvian journalist. He led several publications. He now directs the portal imhoclub.lv. From 2005 to 2009, Alekseev was the Deputy of the Riga Duma from ZaPcHeL. He is one of the initiators of the «Congress of non-citizens». A journalist known for his Pro-Russian stance, in particular, is a supporter of the reunification of the Crimea with Russia.