Ivan Voronin, a journalist of the Russian language service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, who was detained by Moscow police amid a rally on Tuesday, December 20, together with seven more people, including a French national, has been released, according to his colleague from Radio Liberty Alina Shvydko.
”According to the journalist [Voronin], he spent about 15 minutes at the police station. They only checked his documents, but did not explain why he had been detained,” Shvydko tweeted.
”It was an attempt to stop the planned rally, it was blatantly unlawful,” she quoted Voronin`s comment on his detention in Moscow.
Earlier, OVD-Info, a Russian-based independent human rights media project that monitors political persecution cases, reported about the apprehension of the journalist and other activists, namely Irina Yatsenko, Igor Klochkov, Natalya Klokova, Roman Roslovtsev, Nikolai Igrokov, Sergei Ozhich, Pierre Haffner.
See also: Ivan Voronin, Radio Liberty journalist, detained in Moscow