All Posts Tagged With: "Moscow"

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Suspicious Death in Moscow Police Station

A man has died in administrative detention in the same Moscow police station where three officers were arrested last year for suspicion of murdering an acquaintance.

Jan 5, 2013 | Continued
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Moscow Police Arrest Protesters, Ignore Man with AK-74

While police in Moscow are busy arresting anyone with so much as a ribbon to signify their support for the political opposition, one man with a fake (but lifelike) AK-74 was allowed to walk unquestioned throughtout the capital’s downtown.

May 10, 2012 | Continued
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Half of Ralliers Detained in Moscow ‘Strategy 31’

Dozens of opposition activists have been detained in rallies for the constitutional right to free assembly across Russia, some of whom have reportedly suffered beatings by police.

Nov 1, 2011 | Continued
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Moscow Square Cleared of Protesters Calling for Free Elections

Police in Moscow have arrested 26 activists protesting the exclusion of opposition parties from upcoming State Duma elections, injuring at least one in the process.

Oct 4, 2011 | Continued
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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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‘Day of Wrath’ Unshockingly Quashed by Police

More than thirty opposition protesters were arrested at Friday’s Day of Wrath protest in Moscow, as two of its three organizers sit out sentences for administrative arrest.

Aug 13, 2011 | Continued
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Muscovites Protest Mayor Sobyanin’s ‘Tile Aggression’

Residents of Moscow are protesting a move by Mayor Sergei Sobyanin to replace 4 million cubic meters of sidewalk pavement with stone tiles – the exact type of business his wife happens to own.

Jul 26, 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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Alexeyeva’s ‘Strategy 31’ Sanctioned, Limonov’s – Denied

Lyudmila Alexeyeva has received approval from the Moscow mayor’s office to hold a Strategy 31 rally in March in Moscow, while a different rally to be held by her former co-organizer, Other Russia party leader Eduard Limonov, was banned.

Mar 22, 2011 | Continued
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Alexeyeva to Hold Strategy 31 on Pushkin Square

Lyudmila Alexeyeva and a group of other human rights activists plan to hold their own Strategy 31 rally in March on Pushkin Square, after negotiations with other organizers to fix a five-month split came to nought.

Mar 15, 2011 | Continued