“ The United States condemns the continued use of tactics brutal attacks by Russia against peaceful protesters and journalists for the second consecutive week and renews its call to release detainees, including Alexei Navalny“, said Antony Bliken, na rede social Twitter.
Russian police today detached a large device and closed access to the center of several cities to face new protests across the country, demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
According to the organization OVD-Info, which specializes in monitoring demonstrations in Russia, at least 1,643 arrests were made in 70 cities, but mainly in Moscow (338).
The new protests take place in the context of a new presentation by Alexei Navalny before the judges, scheduled for next week.
The opponent has been the subject of multiple legal proceedings since his return to Russia on 17 janeiro, that Navalny considers to be politically motivated.
Today’s protests follow those carried out last weekend, which brought together tens of thousands of protesters, of which resulted in more than 4,000 arrests and the opening of about 20 criminal cases.
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