Officer of the Main Directorate for the Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.
Carrying out political repression using his official position. Excess of authority.
Investigator Ivan Felde gained notoriety when he took part in some trumped-up, apparently politically motivated criminal cases.
At the end of August 2019, he joined the investigation of criminal cases instituted after the July 27 rally (Moscow Case). During the investigation of this criminal case, Felde personally interrogated the police officers Kilov, Tereshchenko, Kozlov, and Kosov who were direct participants in the severe beating of opposition activists near the Detsky Mir mall. After that, the policemen were recognized as witnesses or victims in the Moscow Case. This episode was recorded in many video footage shots, which clearly show how the riot police officers attack citizens sitting peacefully on the flowerbed and benches and brutally beat them, and then beat everyone around them. After this episode, criminal proceedings were instituted against 8 opposition activists.
Analyzing the testimony of these officers, we can conclude that they are almost identical and were written, most likely, by one person. That is, Felde, apparently, drew up the interrogation protocols, and Kilov, Tereshchenko, Kozlov, and Kosov simply signed them.
Besides this episode, investigator Felde also took part in the case against Yegor Zhukov, a student of the Higher School of Economics and an activist of the Libertarian Party.
Investigator Felde is a typical example of a zealous executor of state repressive politics, who not only does what he is ordered to but even takes an initiative that is superfluous in such cases. In a future free Russia, investigators such as Felde will find no place in the law enforcement system.