US, EU and Amnesty International condemn Russian authorities for mass detentions of demonstrators
The international human rights organization Amnesty International has condemned the crackdown on oppositional mass actions that took place in Russian cities yesterday.
“A crackdown on peaceful protests across Russia in which hundreds of people were arrested and numerous others beaten by police demonstrates the authorities’ utter contempt for fundamental human rights,” the human rights activists said in a statement.
Amnesty’s Deputy Director for Europe and Central Asia, Denis Krivosheev, reminded that the right to peaceful assembly is guaranteed by the Russian constitution. He said he was concerned about mass arrests. “After trying to intimidate protesters into abstaining from these demonstrations with blackmail …read more