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Despite the ban, tens of thousands protested in Russia on the side of Navalny, producing more than a thousand

In the evening despite the official ban There were demonstrations In several Russian cities, including Moscow and Saint Petersburg, convicted opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been released.

They took a demonstrator from St. PetersburgPhoto: Olga Malseva / AFP

According to the Russian Interior Ministry, he attended the Moscow movement almost. 6,000 people participated, 4,500 in St. Petersburg and 14,500 in 29 other cities. On the other hand, the organizers claimed that 60,000 had gathered in Moscow alone.

Moscow Radio Echo said that protesters in Moscow, torn apart by several columns late in the evening, walked almost uninterrupted into the city as riot police sealed off the area around the Kremlin and several key buildings, including the Federal Security Service (FSB). On the other hand, there have been mass arrests in Saint Petersburg.

The non-governmental organization OVD-Info reported that 1,004 people had been arrested in Russia by 11:30 Moscow time, 351 in St. Petersburg, 87 in Ufa, 50 in Sochi, 40 in Kazan, 36 in Kemerovo, and 33 in Moscow. 30 in Novokuznetsk, 26 in Voronezh, 24 in Tomsk, 20 in Moscow, 19 in Izhevsk, 18 in Ivanovo, 14 in Irkutsk and Kaliningrad, 9 in Tyumen, Yaroslavl, Yekaterinburg, Veliky in Novgorod and Saransk.

Two young demonstrators in MoscowPhoto: Yevgeny Odinokov / Sputnik via AFP

Navalny’s press secretary, Kira Jarmis, was sentenced to 10 days in prison before the trial for organizing an unauthorized demonstration.

They were poisoned, lied to, called home, and locked up

Alexei Navalny was detained at Moscow airport on January 17 when he returned home from his medical treatment in Germany after several Western laboratories said he was poisoned in Russia in August. In December, Navalny He called one of the killers FSB under a pseudonym, and admitted how he was poisoned.

On February 2, a Moscow court changed the so-called Yves Rocher had previously issued a suspended prison sentence. According to the ruling, Navalny would have to spend a little more than 2.5 years out of the 3.5 years imposed on him, given his previous time under house arrest.

Navalny has gone on hunger strike in prison since March 31 because he complained that doctors he trusted were not being accepted and were not receiving adequate medical care. On Saturday, his doctor said the blood count was very poor and the 44-year-old politician could die in the next few days.

Russian Human Rights Commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova said that four doctors who visited Navalny are not employees of the Russian Federal Prison Service (FSZIN) at the prison hospital on Tuesday under the supervision of the prosecutor. According to Muskova, “until now there is no serious reason to worry” about her detainee’s health, as she is receiving the necessary care and an intravenous injection.

Sympathizers of opposition politicians have previously organized protests on 23 and 31 January and 2 February in several Russian cities. According to OVD-Info, more than 11,000 of these participants have been arrested by the authorities. (MTI)


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