SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

Holding a rally which was scheduled on September 2 against the Russian pension reform was banned in the occupied Simferopol.

In response, the "Member" of the Kremlin-controlled Simferopol City Council, Secretary of the Committee of the Simferopol city branch of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Stepan Kiskin, demanded the Russian Prosecutor of Simferopol, Dmitry Pogudin to check the activities of the Deputy Head of the city administration Sofya Batova and assist in her reprimand and subsequent dismissal.

Kiskin noted that the Simferopol city administration violated the right of citizens to a peaceful assembly. Head of Administration Staff of Simferopol Sofya Batova informed Kiskin in writing that the holding of a rally against the Russian pension reform on September 2 in Lenin Square is impossible, since another event will take place there.

In turn, the "MP" said that apart from the Communist Party, no one applied for public events on Lenin Square on this day. According to the MP, he photographed the "Journal of Correspondence", in which there were no records on the filing of relevant appeals.

Earlier, July 29 in Sevastopol, a rally was held against the pension reform of the Russian Federation. The organizers of the rally were representatives of left radical organizations.

QHA reported that the Kremlin-controlled parliament of the occupied Crimea supported the Russian bill on pension reform and adopted a corresponding draft resolution on raising the retirement age. The so-called speaker of the "parliament" Vladimir Konstantinov said that if there is no "balancing of the pension system", it will be necessary to raise taxes or insurance premiums to the Pension Fund.

QHA