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Russian human rights group claims 109 arrested during Navalny demonstrations

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OVD-Information, a Russian human and media rights group on Sunday claimed police arrested a minimum of 109 individuals throughout demonstrations supporting imprisoned opposition chief, Alexey Navalny. The group acknowledged two journalists are identified to be amongst these detained. The demonstrations in 23 Russian cities was organized by the Anti-Corruption Basis (AFD) and coincided with Navalny’s birthday.

OVD-Information claims police started “undermining” the deliberate demonstrations a number of days upfront. A number of activists had been arrested or detained beneath home arrest. Journalists had been additionally warned concerning masking the rallies and censorship by Roskomnadzor, Russia’s media and communications company.

Moreover, the group claims that arrested people have been denied entry to authorized illustration. Police are accused of barring entry of ADF attorneys into detention facilities and have taken custody of the detainee’s telephones. Part 1, Chapter 2, Article 48 of the Russian Structure stipulates, “any particular person detained, taken into custody, accused of committing against the law shall have the correct to obtain help of a lawyer.”

Regardless of the warnings and arrests, a spokesperson for Navalny tweeted his gratitude. The tweet acknowledged that not a single political prisoner has been deserted in Russia. Navalny is at present serving out a nine-year sentence for parole violations, fraud and contempt of court docket in a Russian jail. He additionally faces charges of selling and calling for terrorism, publicly calling for extremism, financing extremist actions and rehabilitating Nazism.

Russian governmental companies and the Russian Information Company (TASS) haven’t but commented on Sunday’s demonstrations or arrests.

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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