400 people detained during rally in Moscow

400 people detained during rally in Moscow
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Among those detained at the rally were journalists, in particular Veronika Kutsyllo, Vitaly Petlevoy, Evgeny Snegov, Anna Narinskaya, and Tatyana Malkina. Alexey Navalny was also detained.

About 400 people were detained during the unsanctioned rally in the center of Moscow, OVD Info reports. Participants of the march demanded to punish those guilty of the unreasonable prosecution of Ivan Golunov, a Meduza special correspondent. 

Among those detained at the rally were journalists, in particular Veronika Kutsyllo, Vitaly Petlevoy, Evgeny Snegov, Anna Narinskaya, and Tatyana Malkina. In addition, Head of the Anti-Corruption Foundation Alexey Navalny was also detained. 

The Russian Union of Journalists demanded the release of all detained media workers. “When ensuring the safety of citizens during public demonstrations, it is necessary to strictly observe the provisions of the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the rights of citizens to gather, as well as the rights of journalists to cover events. The Art. 144 of the Russian Criminal Code should be kept in mind when detaining journalists (impeding the legitimate activities of journalists),” the message of the Union of Journalists Head Vladimir Solovyev to police said.

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