“I filed a complaint on Saturday (August 1 - RT ). This is natural, since I believe that Yuri Alekseevich did not commit this crime, ”the lawyer of the human rights activist Viktor Anufriev told Interfax.

The defense asks to fully acquit the Karelian historian.

On July 22, the Petrozavodsk City Court found Dmitriev guilty of sexual abuse of his adopted daughter.

* The international public organization “International Historical, Educational, Charitable and Human Rights Society“ Memorial ”is included in the register of NGOs performing the functions of a foreign agent, by the decision of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation dated 04.10.2016.