Russie: au moins quatorze partisans de Alexeï Navalny condamnés

Les partisans de l'opposant Alexeï Navalny, qui s'étaient rassemblés à Moscou pour manifester, ont commencé à être condamnés par la justice russe mardi. Au moins quatorze personnes ont été condamnées à 10 jours de détention et 10'000 roubles d'amende.
13 juin 2017, 19:27
/ Màj. le 13 juin 2017 à 19:30
Au moins quatorze personnes à Saint-Pétersbourg ont été condamnées à 10 jours de détention et 10'000 roubles d'amende (170 francs).

 La justice russe a commencé mardi à condamner les partisans de l'opposant Alexeï Navalny. Lui-même a écopé de 30 jours de détention, au lendemain d'une journée de mobilisation marquée par plus de 1700 arrestations et dénoncée comme une "provocation" par le Kremlin.

Au moins quatorze personnes à Saint-Pétersbourg ont été condamnées à 10 jours de détention et 10'000 roubles d'amende (170 francs). Les manifestants risquent jusqu'à quinze jours de prison, une peine qui peut être alourdie s'ils sont reconnus coupables de violence contre les forces de l'ordre. L'opposant Ilia Iachine, qui a raconté à l'AFP avoir été arrêté lundi "au bout de trois minutes", a été condamné à 15 jours de détention. Il compte faire appel.

Deux manifestants font l'objet d'enquêtes judiciaires pour avoir fait usage de violences contre les forces de l'ordre. Ils risquent jusqu'à cinq ans de prison, selon le Comité d'enquête.

Au total, la police a interpellé 1720 personnes à travers la Russie. Des milliers de manifestants avaient répondu à l'appel d'Alexeï Navalny à descendre dans la rue dans les villes du pays pour dénoncer la corruption, de Vladivostok, dans l'Extrême-Orient, à Kaliningrad sur la mer Baltique.

 

Mouvement ancré et durable?

A Moscou, ses partisans s'étaient rassemblés sur la rue Tverskaïa, artère centrale de Moscou qui mène à la place Rouge et au Kremlin. Les forces de l'ordre ont réagi avec fermeté, avec coups de matraques et interpellations en masse. La génération des lycéens et étudiants a confirmé sa mobilisation malgré le millier d'arrestation et les condamnations par lesquelles s'était soldée une précédente journée de manifestations en mars.

Alexeï Navalny avait déjà été condamné à 15 jours de prison à l'issue de ces manifestations d'une ampleur inédite depuis plusieurs années. Il est toutefois trop tôt pour dire si ces manifestations constituent un mouvement ancré et durable alors que l'immense majorité des Russes continue de considérer Vladimir Poutine comme le garant de la stabilité.

Le Kremlin a affirmé mardi que la manifestation de Moscou était le fait d'un "groupe de provocateurs". "La tenue de toute sorte d'événements autorisés, comme prévu par la loi, ne présente aucun danger. Ce qui est dangereux, ce sont les manifestations de provocation", a déclaré à la presse le porte-parole du Kremlin Dmitri Peskov.

Les Etats-Unis et l'Union européenne ont condamné les arrestations de manifestants, l'UE soulignant qu'elles bafouaient "les libertés fondamentales d'expression, d'association et d'assemblée".

 

Poutine devant les Russes jeudi

Alexeï Navalny, qui veut défier Vladimir Poutine lors de la présidentielle de mars prochain, avait été arrêté dès la sortie de son immeuble et condamné à 30 jours de détention. "Vous êtes formidables, je suis fier de partager ce mouvement avec vous", a-t-il lancé à ses partisans mardi dans un message vidéo filmé avec son smartphone.

Cette nouvelle mobilisation intervient alors que Vladimir Poutine doit tenir jeudi son émission annuelle de questions-réponses avec les Russes. A neuf mois de la présidentielle, elle montre aussi la volonté de l'opposant de défier frontalement le Kremlin.

 

A young demonstrator is apprehended by riot police during a demonstration in downtown Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, aiming to repeat the nationwide protests that rattled the Kremlin three months ago, has called for a last-minute location change for a Moscow demonstration that could provoke confrontations with police. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
A young demonstrator is apprehended by riot police during a demonstration in downtown Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, aiming to repeat the nationwide protests that rattled the Kremlin three months ago, has called for a last-minute location change for a Moscow demonstration that could provoke confrontations with police. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
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epa06024229 Russian police officers detain a participant of an unauthorized opposition rally in Tverskaya street in central Moscow, Russia, on Russia Day, 12 June 2017. Russian liberal opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called his supporters to hold a protest in Tverskaya Street, which leads to the Kremlin, instead of the authorized by Moscow officials Sakharov avenue. Changing the location may provoke clashes with the police. EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV ©KEYSTONE
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epa06024215 Russian police officers block participants of an unauthorized opposition rally in Tverskaya street in central Moscow, Russia, on Russia Day, 12 June 2017. Russian liberal opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called his supporters to hold a protest in Tverskaya Street, which leads to the Kremlin, instead of the authorized by Moscow officials Sakharov avenue. Changing the location may provoke clashes with the police.  EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV
epa06024215 Russian police officers block participants of an unauthorized opposition rally in Tverskaya street in central Moscow, Russia, on Russia Day, 12 June 2017. Russian liberal opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called his supporters to hold a protest in Tverskaya Street, which leads to the Kremlin, instead of the authorized by Moscow officials Sakharov avenue. Changing the location may provoke clashes with the police. EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV ©KEYSTONE
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Police detain a protester during anti corruption rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Riot police in St. Petersburg have begun detaining demonstrators in an unsanctioned opposition rally in the center of the city. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Police detain a protester during anti corruption rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Riot police in St. Petersburg have begun detaining demonstrators in an unsanctioned opposition rally in the center of the city. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Demonstrators form a human chain during anti corruption rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Riot police in St. Petersburg have begun detaining demonstrators in an unsanctioned opposition rally in the center of the city. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Demonstrators form a human chain during anti corruption rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Riot police in St. Petersburg have begun detaining demonstrators in an unsanctioned opposition rally in the center of the city. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A young protestor shouts out as he is blocked during a demonstration in downtown Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, aiming to repeat the nationwide protests that rattled the Kremlin three months ago, has called for a last-minute location change for a Moscow demonstration that could provoke confrontations with police. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
A young protestor shouts out as he is blocked during a demonstration in downtown Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, aiming to repeat the nationwide protests that rattled the Kremlin three months ago, has called for a last-minute location change for a Moscow demonstration that could provoke confrontations with police. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
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Police detain a protester In Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Demonstrators in Monday's opposition protests across Russia say they are fed up with endemic corruption among officials. The protest gatherings in cities from Far East Pacific ports to St. Petersburg were spearheaded by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most visible opponent. (Evgeny Feldman/Pool Photo via AP) ©KEYSTONE
Detained Russian opposition activist shows V-sigh from police bus window In Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Demonstrators in Monday's opposition protests across Russia say they are fed up with endemic corruption among officials. Demonstrators in Monday's opposition protests across Russia say they are fed up with endemic corruption among officials. The protest gatherings in cities from Far East Pacific ports to St. Petersburg were spearheaded by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most visible opponent. (Evgeny Feldman/Pool Photo via AP)
Detained Russian opposition activist shows V-sigh from police bus window In Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Demonstrators in Monday's opposition protests across Russia say they are fed up with endemic corruption among officials. Demonstrators in Monday's opposition protests across Russia say they are fed up with endemic corruption among officials. The protest gatherings in cities from Far East Pacific ports to St. Petersburg were spearheaded by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most visible opponent. (Evgeny Feldman/Pool Photo via AP) ©KEYSTONE
Police detain Russian opposition activist Ilya Yashin In Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Demonstrators in Monday's opposition protests across Russia say they are fed up with endemic corruption among officials. Demonstrators in Monday's opposition protests across Russia say they are fed up with endemic corruption among officials. The protest gatherings in cities from Far East Pacific ports to St. Petersburg were spearheaded by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most visible opponent. (Evgeny Feldman/Pool Photo via AP)
Police detain Russian opposition activist Ilya Yashin In Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Demonstrators in Monday's opposition protests across Russia say they are fed up with endemic corruption among officials. Demonstrators in Monday's opposition protests across Russia say they are fed up with endemic corruption among officials. The protest gatherings in cities from Far East Pacific ports to St. Petersburg were spearheaded by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most visible opponent. (Evgeny Feldman/Pool Photo via AP) ©KEYSTONE
epa06024549 Russian police officers detain a participant of an unauthorized opposition rally in Tverskaya street in central Moscow, Russia, 12 June 2017. Russian liberal opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called his supporters to hold a protest in Tverskaya Street, which leads to the Kremlin, instead of the authorized by Moscow officials Sakharov avenue. According to news reports on 12 June 2017 citing his wife Yuliya Navalnaya, Alexei Navalny has been arrested ahead of planned protests in Moscow.  EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV
epa06024549 Russian police officers detain a participant of an unauthorized opposition rally in Tverskaya street in central Moscow, Russia, 12 June 2017. Russian liberal opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called his supporters to hold a protest in Tverskaya Street, which leads to the Kremlin, instead of the authorized by Moscow officials Sakharov avenue. According to news reports on 12 June 2017 citing his wife Yuliya Navalnaya, Alexei Navalny has been arrested ahead of planned protests in Moscow. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV ©KEYSTONE
epa06024551 Russian police officers detain a participant of an unauthorized opposition rally in Tverskaya street in central Moscow, Russia, 12 June 2017. Russian liberal opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called his supporters to hold a protest in Tverskaya Street, which leads to the Kremlin, instead of the authorized by Moscow officials Sakharov avenue. According to news reports on 12 June 2017 citing his wife Yuliya Navalnaya, Alexei Navalny has been arrested ahead of planned protests in Moscow.  EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV
epa06024551 Russian police officers detain a participant of an unauthorized opposition rally in Tverskaya street in central Moscow, Russia, 12 June 2017. Russian liberal opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called his supporters to hold a protest in Tverskaya Street, which leads to the Kremlin, instead of the authorized by Moscow officials Sakharov avenue. According to news reports on 12 June 2017 citing his wife Yuliya Navalnaya, Alexei Navalny has been arrested ahead of planned protests in Moscow. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV ©KEYSTONE
A man is led away after being detained during a demonstration in downtown Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, aiming to repeat the nationwide protests that rattled the Kremlin three months ago, has called for a last-minute location change for a Moscow demonstration that could provoke confrontations with police. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
A man is led away after being detained during a demonstration in downtown Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, aiming to repeat the nationwide protests that rattled the Kremlin three months ago, has called for a last-minute location change for a Moscow demonstration that could provoke confrontations with police. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A protestor is pulled down from a lamp post during a demonstration in downtown Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, aiming to repeat the nationwide protests that rattled the Kremlin three months ago, has called for a last-minute location change for a Moscow demonstration that could provoke confrontations with police. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
A protestor is pulled down from a lamp post during a demonstration in downtown Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, aiming to repeat the nationwide protests that rattled the Kremlin three months ago, has called for a last-minute location change for a Moscow demonstration that could provoke confrontations with police. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Police detain a protester In Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. =Demonstrators in Monday's opposition protests across Russia say they are fed up with endemic corruption among officials. The protest gatherings in cities from Far East Pacific ports to St. Petersburg were spearheaded by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most visible opponent. (Evgeny Feldman/Pool Photo via AP)
Police detain a protester In Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. =Demonstrators in Monday's opposition protests across Russia say they are fed up with endemic corruption among officials. The protest gatherings in cities from Far East Pacific ports to St. Petersburg were spearheaded by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most visible opponent. (Evgeny Feldman/Pool Photo via AP) ©KEYSTONE
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epa06024583 Russian police officers detain a participant of an unauthorized opposition rally in Tverskaya street in central Moscow, Russia, on Russia Day, 12 June 2017. Russian liberal opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called his supporters to hold a protest in Tverskaya Street, which leads to the Kremlin, instead of the authorized by Moscow officials Sakharov avenue. According to news reports on 12 June 2017 citing his wife Yuliya Navalnaya, Alexei Navalny has been arrested ahead of planned protests in Moscow. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV ©KEYSTONE
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epa06024587 Russian police officers detain a participant of an unauthorized opposition rally in Tverskaya street in central Moscow, Russia, on Russia Day, 12 June 2017. Russian liberal opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called his supporters to hold a protest in Tverskaya Street, which leads to the Kremlin, instead of the authorized by Moscow officials Sakharov avenue. According to news reports on 12 June 2017 citing his wife Yuliya Navalnaya, Alexei Navalny has been arrested ahead of planned protests in Moscow. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV ©KEYSTONE
Police detain a protester during anti corruption rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. The protest gatherings in cities from Far East Pacific ports to St. Petersburg were spearheaded by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most visible opponent. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Police detain a protester during anti corruption rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. The protest gatherings in cities from Far East Pacific ports to St. Petersburg were spearheaded by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most visible opponent. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
People gather for an anti corruption rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. The protest gatherings in cities from Far East Pacific ports to St. Petersburg were spearheaded by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most visible opponent. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
People gather for an anti corruption rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. The protest gatherings in cities from Far East Pacific ports to St. Petersburg were spearheaded by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most visible opponent. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A woman holds a poster depicting the portrait of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading 'That's all' during anti corruption rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. The protest gatherings in cities from Far East Pacific ports to St. Petersburg were spearheaded by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most visible opponent. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
A woman holds a poster depicting the portrait of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading 'That's all' during anti corruption rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. The protest gatherings in cities from Far East Pacific ports to St. Petersburg were spearheaded by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most visible opponent. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa06024607 Russian police officers detain a participant of an unauthorized anti-corruption rally at the Marsovo Field on Russia Day in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 12 June 2017. Russian liberal opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called his supporters to hold a protest in many Russian cities. According to news reports citing his wife Yuliya Navalnaya, Alexei Navalny has been arrested ahead of planned protests in Moscow.  EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
epa06024607 Russian police officers detain a participant of an unauthorized anti-corruption rally at the Marsovo Field on Russia Day in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 12 June 2017. Russian liberal opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called his supporters to hold a protest in many Russian cities. According to news reports citing his wife Yuliya Navalnaya, Alexei Navalny has been arrested ahead of planned protests in Moscow. EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV ©KEYSTONE
epa06024610 Russian police officers block Tverskaya street during an unauthorized opposition rally in central Moscow, Russia, 12 June 2017. Russian liberal opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called his supporters to hold a protest in Tverskaya Street, which leads to the Kremlin, instead of the authorized by Moscow officials Sakharov avenue. According to news reports on 12 June 2017 citing his wife Yuliya Navalnaya, Alexei Navalny has been arrested ahead of planned protests in Moscow.  EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV
epa06024610 Russian police officers block Tverskaya street during an unauthorized opposition rally in central Moscow, Russia, 12 June 2017. Russian liberal opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called his supporters to hold a protest in Tverskaya Street, which leads to the Kremlin, instead of the authorized by Moscow officials Sakharov avenue. According to news reports on 12 June 2017 citing his wife Yuliya Navalnaya, Alexei Navalny has been arrested ahead of planned protests in Moscow. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV ©KEYSTONE
epaselect epa06024552 Russian police officers carry a detained participant of an unauthorized opposition rally in Tverskaya street in central Moscow, Russia, 12 June 2017. Russian liberal opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called his supporters to hold a protest in Tverskaya Street, which leads to the Kremlin, instead of the authorized by Moscow officials Sakharov avenue. According to news reports on 12 June 2017 citing his wife Yuliya Navalnaya, Alexei Navalny has been arrested ahead of planned protests in Moscow.  EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV
epaselect epa06024552 Russian police officers carry a detained participant of an unauthorized opposition rally in Tverskaya street in central Moscow, Russia, 12 June 2017. Russian liberal opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called his supporters to hold a protest in Tverskaya Street, which leads to the Kremlin, instead of the authorized by Moscow officials Sakharov avenue. According to news reports on 12 June 2017 citing his wife Yuliya Navalnaya, Alexei Navalny has been arrested ahead of planned protests in Moscow. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV ©KEYSTONE
Russian Interior Ministry soldiers march past the State Hermitage museum to block the way of protesters during anti corruption rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. The protest gatherings in cities from Far East Pacific ports to St. Petersburg were spearheaded by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most visible opponent. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Russian Interior Ministry soldiers march past the State Hermitage museum to block the way of protesters during anti corruption rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. The protest gatherings in cities from Far East Pacific ports to St. Petersburg were spearheaded by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most visible opponent. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
An actor, who takes part in the Day of Russia festivities, walks past a police line in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, aiming to repeat the nationwide protests that rattled the Kremlin three months ago, has called for a last-minute location change for a Moscow demonstration that could provoke confrontations with police. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
An actor, who takes part in the Day of Russia festivities, walks past a police line in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, aiming to repeat the nationwide protests that rattled the Kremlin three months ago, has called for a last-minute location change for a Moscow demonstration that could provoke confrontations with police. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin) ©Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.