Detention during protests in Moscow

The European Union commented on the brutal police and mass arrests at the protests, “He’s not the king” in Russian cities.

The EU expects the authorities of the Russian Federation of international obligations in connection with detention of participants of protest actions. On Saturday, 5 may, said the European foreign service, Interfax reported.

“The European Union expects the Russian authorities to comply fully with international obligations undertaken by Russia, including in the Council of Europe and the OSCE, to protect the rights and the immediate release of peaceful demonstrators and journalists,” − said in a statement.

It is noted that even if some of the past in Russia on Saturday, demonstrations were not allowed in those places where they took place, this cannot justify the brutal police and mass arrests.

“The detention of thousands of demonstrators and the violence used against them by the Russian authorities across the country, today threaten fundamental freedoms of expression, Association and Assembly in Russia”, − emphasized in the communique.

We will remind, on may 5 in the large cities of Russia have passed protest actions “He’s not the king”, dedicated to the inauguration of Vladimir Putin.

According to recent data, in 23 Russian cities were arrested in 1607.

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