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10 November 2016

posted 9 Nov 2016, 22:47 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 9 Nov 2016, 22:58 ]
Police Detain Supporters Of Jailed Russian Activist
Supporters of convicted Russian activist Ildar Dadin were quickly detained by police when they attempted to hold a protest outside the offices of the country's prosecutor general. Authorities detained three of Dadin's supporters on November 9 in the Russian capital, Moscow. The 34-year-old dissident was the first person convicted in Russia for taking part in multiple antigovernment protests. He is currently serving a 2 1/2 year sentence at a penal colony in the northwestern Russian town of Segezha. Dadin said he has been repeatedly tortured and threatened with murder. [...]
Source: RFE/RL [9 November 2016]