All Posts Tagged With: "police brutality"

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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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Kremlin Blames Luzhkov for ‘Strategy 31’ Crackdowns

An anonymous source in the presidential administration says that routine crackdowns on opposition protests in Moscow have nothing to do with President Medvedev or any of his officials.

Sep 2, 2010 | Continued
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100 Detained at Largest Ever ‘Strategy 31’ Rally

Approximately 100 participants of the largest-ever Strategy 31 in defense of free assembly rally were detained by police in Moscow on Tuesday, with other rallies held throughout Russia and Europe.

Aug 31, 2010 | Continued
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100 Detained, Many Beaten in Moscow ‘Strategy 31’ Rally

Scores of opposition activists have been detained at the latest Strategy 31 rally in defense of the right to free assembly in Russia.

Jul 31, 2010 | Continued
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Russian Gov’t ‘Not Interested’ in Addressing Torture

A group of experts say that the use of torture is so widespread throughout Russia’s penitentiary and and law enforcement agencies that it has become a norm that the government is not interested in addressing.

Jun 23, 2010 | Continued
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Accidental ‘Strategy 31’ Participant Sentenced to 2.5 Years Confinement

A Russian man who tried to defend an elderly woman whom he saw being manhandled by police at an opposition rally has been sentenced to two and a half years in a penal colony.

Jun 9, 2010 | Continued
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Lukin: Constitution Says Rallies Don’t Need Gov’t Sanction

The Russian government is facing growing criticism over the brutal methods used by police to break up a rally in defense of free assembly in Moscow on Monday.

Jun 2, 2010 | Continued
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Putin Makes Heavily Qualified Defense of Right to Protest

Vladimir Putin has at once called on Russia’s local governments to grant oppositionists their right to protest and assured all parties involved that he has no way of ensuring that this could actually happen.

May 31, 2010 | Continued
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Dymovsky to Hold Nationwide Rally in June

Russian whistleblower cop Aleksei Dymovsky has announced plans to hold a nationwide rally on June 12, which opposition leader Garry Kasparov has promised to support.

May 12, 2010 | Continued
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Russian Cop Charged After Killing and Burying Jaywalker

A police officer in the Urals region of Chelyabinsk has been charged with accidentally hitting and killing a pedestrian, whose body he buried in a roadside ditch in an attempt to cover up the crime.

Apr 15, 2010 | Continued