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YABLOKOs protesters detained by the Ostankino television centre in Moscow are finally released

Press Release

March 18, 2012

Protesters from the Youth YABLOKO detained by the Ostankino television centre in Moscow are finally released. They were charged with "violation of the established order of the picketing and are facing a fine.



Photo by Elijah Epishkin: Detention of Kirill Goncharov.

Photos by Elijah Epishkin: Detention of Oleg Rumyantsev.

Kirill Goncharov, leader of the Moscow Youth YABLOKO, and his colleagues Gleb Sitnikov and Oleg Rumyantsev were detained at a protest action against smearing of the public mass-scale protests against elections fraud in a film produced and broadcasted by the NTV channel.

Goncharov, Sitnikov, and Rumyantsev were taken to police stations.

According to the police, about 100 people were detained at the action. about 100 people. Valery Borshchyov, member of YABLOKO Bureau and head of the Moscow Public Observers Commission condemned the police actions.

"It was not a demonstration or a rally, people simply expressed their position. The police actions were absolutely inadequate, Borschyov told to Interfax. "The reaction of the police was unlawful. It may be explained by purely ideological and political reasons, he added.

Another protest action against the NTV channel will take place by the television company St.Petersburg office on March 19.

 

See also:

Human Rights

Presidential Elections 2012

State Duma Elections 2011

 

 

 

 

Press Release

March 18, 2012

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