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YABLOKO to support the March against the Anti-Magnitsky law on January 13

Press Release

January 9, 2013

The YABLOKO party will support the March against the Anti-Magnitsky law which will take place in Moscow on Sunday, January 13.

YABLOKO has consistently opposed the so-called Dima Yakovlev law prohibiting Americans to adopt Russian children. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin called this law "profoundly anti-human." "Adopting the Anti-Magnitsky law all the branches of power demonstrated their willingness to protect their corrupt officials in such a way that the whole world was left horrified," Mitrokhin said.

YABLOKOs MPs in the Legislative Assemblies of St. Petersburg and the Pskov Region opposed the bill, but were not supported by the parliamentary majority. Activists from the Youth Yabloko conducted a series of one person pickets by the Federation Council on the day the senators had to examine the law. The slogan of the action was "Children are frozen in the Cold War". Four party members were detained by police and now they face large fines or community service works.

The application for the March was submitted to the Moscow authorities by a group of civil activists. Today the Moscow authorities have given their permission to conduct the march from Pushkin square along the boulevards to Sakharov Prospect.


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Press Release

January 9, 2013

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