May 28, 2023

Artist and activist Katrin Nenasheva was detained in Priozersk, her friend Natalia told Fontanka May 8.

“The policemen went into the cafe and said that Katya was oriented, she was taken to the police station,” she said. According to Natalia, the lawyer who called the department was told that it was not the local Ministry of Internal Affairs that worked, but the E center. “Katya’s further fate is unclear,” our interlocutor comments.

Lawyer Rafail Polyakov confirmed to Fontanka that he had left for Priozersk, but refrained from commenting on the circumstances of the detention until he met with his client.

Katrin Nenasheva had been detained several times before. In September 2018, the artist held several actions against torture. During one of them, she was detained, and a protocol on an administrative offense was drawn up against her. In 2021 artist entered the police department Petersburg on suspicion of “organizing radical events.”

In July 2022, Katrin Nenasheva, who coordinated the Teenagers and Cats project at Open Space in Moscow, was taken to the police station to testify, but then released with an obligation to appear to draw up a protocol on LGBT propaganda among minors.

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