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22 November 2016

posted 22 Nov 2016, 00:46 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 22 Nov 2016, 00:49 ]
Moscow Police Detain Activist At Improvised Nemtsov Memorial

Moscow authorities have detained a political activist at an improvised memorial near the Kremlin where Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was gunned down last year. The OVD-Info online news portal reported on November 21 that police detained Nadir Fatov near Nemtsov's memorial on the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge after he tried to prevent the removal of flowers and candles from the site. Moscow authorities periodically remove the improvised Nemtsov memorial from the bridge. Activists have organized a night watch at Nemtsov's memorial to prevent the removal of flowers and candles. [...]
Source: RFE/RL [21 November 2016]