Contents tagged with arrests

  • Russian police arrest more than 100 Navalny supporters

    Police arrested 131 participants of “Agitator Saturdays” who were protesting in support of the policy of Russian opposition leader Aleksey Navalny. Such protests took place in several cities across Russia, OVD-Info website reports.

    Most of the arrests – at least 84 – took place in Moscow. OVD-Info reports that “in 18 cities, supporters of Navalny were subjected to arrest, searches or attacks during the day.”

    Among those arrested were 11 minors. According to OVD-Info, the father of one minor …

  • U.S. Department of State condemned arrests at rallies in Russia

    The US State Department condemns the actions of Russian law enforcement agencies during protests against corruption that took place in dozens of Russian cities on March 26th and call for the immediate release of all peaceful rally participants, as stated by State Department spokesman Mark Toner, reports Reuters.

    "We urge the Russian government to immediately release all peaceful demonstrators," Toner said in a statement.

    The State Department spokesman noted that Washington “condemns the …