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Picket against discrimination of military pensioners in Blagoveschensk

Press Release
February 26, 2010

Picket against discrimination of military pensioners took place in Blagoveschensk (the Amur Region) on February 23 (Defender of the Fatherland Day).

The action was organised by the Amur Region branch of YABLOKO. The city government gave a permission to conduct the action in the center of the city.

About twenty activists participated in the picketing. The activists distributed leaflets and collected signatures under Sergei Mitrokhins address to the President of the Russia. The police did not interfere this time.

Despite preliminary announcements of the action none of the local journalists risked to go against Governors order and report on the action in the media.

Nonetheless the collection of signatures goes on. The signatures will be sent to YABLOKOs Moscow office and than handed to President Medvedev.

See also:

Picket against scanty pensions accrued to the military pensioners held by the Ministry of Defence. Press Release, January 20, 2010

YABLOKOs leader and General Major arrested for picketing in protection of military pensioners rights. Press Release, February 23, 2010

YABLOKO continues Decent Pensions to the Military campaign. Press Release. February 24, 2010

Human Rights

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February 26, 2010