All Posts Tagged With: "OMON"

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Udaltsov on Hunger Strike to Protest Jail Sentence

Opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov has been sentenced to ten days in jail following a sanctioned rally in Moscow over the weekend; he is going on hunger strike in protest.

Feb 15, 2011 | Continued
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More Blood Spilt than Usual at Latest ‘Strategy 31’

Dozens of people were detained in Strategy 31 rallies across Russia on Monday, with activists reporting of wanton police violence and detentions of accidental bystanders.

Jan 31, 2011 | Continued
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Police Detain 170 at Freedom of Assembly Rally

Police detained as many as 170 protesters in Moscow during a rally in defense of the constitutional right to the freedom of assembly, many of whom were beaten and at least two of whom were hospitalized.

Jun 1, 2010 | Continued
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Protests Continue in Support of Miners’ Demands

Protests were held throughout Russia over the weekend and will continue this week in support of demands by miners for better working conditions, fair pay, and accountability in two recent deadly mine explosions.

May 24, 2010 | Continued
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Moscow Bans Gay Pride Parade for Fifth Year in a Row

Organizers of the annual Moscow Pride parades got word from the mayor’s office on Thursday that the application to hold their event has been turned down for the fifth time in a row.

May 21, 2010 | Continued
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Solidarity Statement on Miners’ Protest Broken Up by OMON

The opposition movement Solidarity has released a statement in response to the brutal actions of OMON riot police in breaking up a protest of the grieving relatives of miners killed in the Raspadskaya mine explosions.

May 17, 2010 | Continued
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Russian Police Accuse Media of Shoddy Journalism

The Russian Internal Ministry is accusing the media of an intentional campaign to discredit the OMON security forces and blaming journalists for shoddy fact-checking in response to an article accusing them of using slave labor.

Feb 23, 2010 | Continued
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Russian Security Forces Accused of Using Slave Labor

The New Times magazine is being sued by the Russian Internal Ministry for an article accusing an elite division of the OMON security forces of using unpaid migrant workers as slaves.

Feb 22, 2010 | Continued
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Whispering, We’ll Survive

In a candid article, Natella Boltyanskaya reviews the past year for Russia, and examines what has been lost in the arena of human rights.

Dec 29, 2007 | Continued
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Opposition Leader Conscripted in Moscow, Demonstrators Beaten

Oleg Kozlovsky, a leader of the Oborona opposition youth movement, has been illegally sent to serve in the army by the Russian draft board. Supporters, protesting on his behalf, have been beaten and jailed.

Dec 22, 2007 | Continued