All Posts Tagged With: "freedom of assembly"

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Police Hurl Protesters Out of ‘Strategy 31’ Sit-ins

Dozens of people were arrested at Strategy 31 protests across Russia on Wednesday, with at least one severely beaten and two regional leaders facing possible severe political persecution.

Aug 31, 2011 | Continued
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Moscow Protesters Face Increased Pressure

Political activists looking to hold protests in Moscow are facing increasing opposition from Mayor Sobyanin, who says that city streets and squares should be closed off for demonstrations only if they consist of many thousands of people.

Jun 6, 2011 | Continued
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Russian Police Keep it Up With ‘Strategy 31’ Arrests (updated)

Opposition activists across Russia held rallies in defense of free assembly on Tuesday, with dozens detained in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other cities.

May 31, 2011 | Continued
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Moscow Bans Gay Parade to Appease ‘Gov’t Agencies, Cossacks’

Moscow city authorities have banned an annual gay pride parade just months after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that other such bans have violated the European Convention on Human Rights.

May 17, 2011 | Continued
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Nemtsov, Journalists, Activists Arrested at ‘Strategy 31’

Numerous Russian oppositionists, human rights advocates, and activists have been arrested during opposition rallies held across Russia.

Mar 31, 2011 | Continued
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Human Rights Activists to Pull Out of ‘Strategy 31’

Moscow human rights activists say that March 31 will be their last Strategy 31 rally and that the group will focus on other causes that the defense of free assembly in the future.

Mar 30, 2011 | Continued
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Moscow Bill to Limit Opposition Rallies to ‘Fight Traffic’

New legislation drawn up by the Moscow mayor’s office is directly threatening the right of Russian citizens to hold opposition demonstrations – but not state-sponsored ones – in the name of fighting traffic jams.

Mar 7, 2011 | Continued
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‘Strategy 31’ Organizers Ask Mayor to Allow Bigger Rally

Strategy 31 organizers are asking the Moscow mayor’s office to reconsider allowing at least 1500 people gather on Triumfalnaya Square for their upcoming rally, after receiving a proposal that would limit them to 200.

Oct 21, 2010 | Continued
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Moscow to Allow Downsized ‘Strategy 31’ Rally

For the first time ever, the Moscow city authorities have agreed to let oppositionists hold a Strategy 31 rally on Triumfalnaya Square – but only if no more than 200 protesters show up.

Oct 20, 2010 | Continued
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Putin: Oppositionists at Fault for Getting Beaten by Police

In an interview published Monday, Vladimir Putin said that opposition activists have only themselves to blame for being routinely beaten by the police.

Aug 30, 2010 | Continued