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Protests in Moscow: Number of detainees exceeds 800 people

According to the latest data from the Russian MIA, "about 600 people" were detained during a protest against the refusal to register opposition candidates for elections to the Moscow City Duma
16:53, 4 August 2019
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So over Saturday, August 3, security officials detained 828 people in Moscow. They protested against the refusal to register opposition candidates for elections to the Moscow City Duma. It is reported by OVD-Info on Twitter.

"Updated number of detainees: 828 in total," the report said.

Note that according to the latest data of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, "about 600 people" were detained. The number of participants of the rally was estimated at 1 500 people.
 
Related: Protests in Moscow: Number of detainees exceeds 300 people


According to Yevgeny Bunimovich, the children's ombudsman of Moscow, seven teenagers were detained during the protest, one of them was from another city. However, the Ombudsman himself added that this information has not yet received official confirmation.

Earlier, Ukraine's foreign ministry has condemned the massive detention of protesters during the rally that took place in Moscow on July 27. The press office of the Ukrainian authority made the respective statement.

The Ministry claimed that the Russian government cannot provide the integrity of democratic expression of will, fearing political competitiveness. 

"Barbaric beating of its own citizens, multiple arrests and detentions, the use of artificial and discriminative pre-election filters supposed to let only the favorable candidates run during the election shows Russian government's failure to provide the integrity of democratic expression of will; it shows its fear of the real political competitiveness", reads the statement.

 
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