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YABLOKO to conduct an action in support of human rights activists and journalists in Ekaterinburg

Press Release
November 11, 2010

On Sunday, November 14, YABLOKO will hold a rally by the office of the ruling United Russia party in Ekaterinburg. The action will take place on the anniversary of the attack on Mikhail Beketov, Editor-in-Chief of the Khimkinskaya Pravda newspaper, and will be dedicated to all civil activists and journalists - victims of attacks and assaults. The participants of the rally will also speak about Konstantin Fetisov, activist protecting the Khimiki Forest, and journalist of the Kommersant paper Oleg Kashin who were severely injured several days ago.

"I believe that it is the ruling party, represented by its youth organisations, which has been fueling the fire of a deadly feud, fascism, and search of enemies in their country. I think that what we see today is just a consequence of this policy. I believe that violence can be ended only be means of civil protest and joining effort by all civil and political forces. Kremlin’s ideologists should realise that we will not tolerate such things", said Maxim Petlin, leader of the Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO and member of Ekaterinburg City Duma.

The action will start at 12:00.
Address Ekaterinburg, 7 Rosa Luxemburg street.

See also:

YABLOKO obtains a permission from the Moscow Mayor’s office to conduct a rally against political terror. Press Release, November 9, 2010.

On the attack against journalist Oleg Kashin. Statement by the Federal Council of the YABLOKO party, November 6, 2010

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Press Release
November 11, 2010

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