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Vladimir Putin shown that there are political prisoners in Russia

Press Release

February 13, 2012

Activists of the Sverdlovsk region branch of the YABLOKO party conducted an action Putin, look, here are political prisoners on Friday, February 10. The activists held a many meters banner in front of the Representation of the President in Ekaterinburg. The banner contained names of political prisoners from the list handed to the current President Dmitry Medvedev.

The action represents a reaction of Vladimir Putins statement during his meeting with political scientists when he asked them to show him at least one political prisoner.

According to YABLOKO activists, the people from the list were convicted with the help of falsified evidence, the actual reason for putting them into prison were their political activities.

Maxim Petlin, leader of the Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO, kept in the pre-trial detention prison now is also in the list of such political prisoners.

Photo: Freedom to Maxim Petlin!



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Human rights

Presidential Elections 2012





Press Release

February 13, 2012

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