Larisa Arap Released

After 46 days of being held against her and her family’s will, United Civil Front activist Larisa Arap was released this morning. She has returned to her home with her family in Murmansk. She spoke with Other Russia and UCF leader Garry Kasparov by phone and expressed her relief and exhaustion. Ms. Arap was released from the hospital in Apatity without comment by the authorities. She was simply brought to the exit. In the coming days we will bring full comments from everyone around the case, including Ms. Arap. We fully expect legal proceedings against those responsible for her illegal detention and captivity.