More than 500 people detained on Moscow march
June 12 met march in support of Meduza journalist Ivan Golunov in Moscow. He was suspected of attempted drug sale, and then the police dropped the charges.
At least 513 people were detained at a Moscow rally in support of journalist Ivan Golunov, OVD-Info reports.
Among the detainees, there were many journalists. Novaya Gazeta special correspondent Ilya Azar and Snob journalist Elizaveta Nesterova were released from the police department late in the evening under a commitment to appear on June 14.
Oppositionist Alexey Navalny was also detained. The police planned to draw up a protocol on the repeated violation of the order of holding the action and leave him in the police for the night, but he was released.
Also, a 17-year-old was taken to hospital with injuries after his arrest. The Public Monitoring Commission (PMC) of Moscow appealed to the Prosecutor’s Office for details.
June 12 met march in support of Meduza journalist Ivan Golunov in Moscow. He was suspected of attempted drug sale, and then the police dropped the charges. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 1200 people joined the uncoordinated action.
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