All Posts Tagged With: "St. Petersburg"

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A Good Judge

In a column for Yezhednevny Zhurnal, Anton Orekh discusses a rare case of a St. Petersburg judge who defied his country’s judicial status quo by brazenly throwing out charges against Madonna for spreading “homosexual propaganda.”

Nov 29, 2012 | Continued
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Thousands Protest in Petersburg, Nemtsov Baselessly Detained

More than seven thousand people protested against alleged fraudulent election results in St. Petersburg over the weekend, with Boris Nemtsov detained by police despite the protest being sanctioned by city authorities.

Dec 18, 2011 | 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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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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Nemtsov Arrested Twice in St. Petersburg

Boris Nemtsov has been arrested twice this week for calling on St. Petersburg residents to vote against the local governor in a race that would allow her to become Speaker of the Federation Council.

Aug 16, 2011 | Continued
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‘Valentina Ivanovna, You’re the Governor with a Capital G.’

After St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko tried to recruit homeless people to shovel the sidewalks and was caught partying on a decommissioned naval cruiser, a group of journalism students decided the only proper response was to shoot a calendar.

Apr 2, 2011 | Continued
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Voina Activists Beaten by Police, Denied Access to Lawyer

A lawyer for a group of art activists detained during a Strategy 31 rally says police beat his clients and prevented him from accessing them.

Apr 1, 2011 | Continued
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St. Petersburg Police Threaten to Take Activist’s Daughter

Police in St. Petersburg are threatening to take away the child of an opposition activist if she doesn’t appear for interrogation; Other Russia party members say the threat is connected with their upcoming protest march.

Mar 24, 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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Nemtsov, Yashin, Limonov in Jail After New Year’s Eve Rally

Several prominent opposition leaders have been sentenced to jail time and hundreds more arrested following a night of Strategy 31 rallies held in more than 70 Russian cities on New Year’s Eve.

Jan 2, 2011 | Continued