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Amnesty International: The Russian authorities accelerate their assault on freedom of assembly

posted 10 Mar 2014, 10:49 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 10 Mar 2014, 10:56 ]
5 March 2014 

Source: Amnesty International 

The right to freedom of assembly has been under increasing attack in Russia since the return of Vladimir Putin to presidency in May 2012, with countless protests across the country having been denied authorisation or dispersed without cause. In the space of a week since the ending of the Sochi Olympics, and the media glare that accompanied it, over 600 peaceful protesters have been detained in Moscow alone, and dozens elsewhere. [Read more