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Russian police said they released all people detained at rallies in support of Navalny
21:05, 8 October 2017
Russian police said they released all people detained at rallies in support of Navalny

Law enforcers note that on October 7, 26 uncoordinated events took place in 25 cities of Russia with the participation of about 4,000 citizens

21:05, 8 October 2017

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia said that all the people detained during uncoordinated actions of the opposition in the cities of Russian Federation were released from the police office. This was reported by Interfax with reference to the press center of the Russian police.

Law enforcers note that on October 7, 26 uncoordinated events took place in 25 cities of Russia with the participation of about 4,000 citizens, and in 35 cities of the Russian Federation, 35 concerted protest actions took place involving 1880 people.

It is reported that the police detained 136 people at the rallies. In relation to 71 people, administrative protocols were made, 60 must appear in court.

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"The largest number of citizens were taken to the internal affairs bodies in Yaroslavl (56), Lipetsk (24), Bryansk and Pskov (7) regions, and in the Krasnodar Territory (12)," the Russian police said.

October 7, on the birthday of President Vladimir Putin, throughout Russia took place  actions of supporters of Alexei Navalny. The oppositionist himself was arrested in early October for 20 days for calls to take part in an unauthorized rally. Soon after the beginning of the rallies there were reports of people being detained.

The international human rights organization Amnesty International issued a statement regarding detention of peaceful protesters in Russia. The human rights activist called on the Russian government to release all detained protesters and to investigate reports of police abuse of power.

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