Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Thousands Gathered in Moscow to Support Charged Opposition Activists
3.02.2014 08:46
Thousands Gathered in Moscow to Support Charged Opposition Activists
http://rus.tvnet.lv/novosti/za_rubjezhom/249069-v_moskvje_proshlo_shjestvije_v_poddjerzhku_uznikov_bolotnoy

Thousands of people took part in a protest rally in downtown Moscow on Sunday, February 2, urging the authorities to drop charges against a group of activists facing lengthy jail terms over a 2012 mass anti-Kremlin march.

      The Moscow authorities gave their approval to the Sunday demonstration, warning, however, that its slogans should not refer to the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Ukraine’s political crisis.

      The march took place at the line of avenues between Pushkinskaya and Turgenevskaya squares. According to some opposition leaders, including Sergey Udaltsov, between 12,000 and 15,000 participated in the march, while the police reports said that some 2,000 people took to the capital’s boulevards.

      Last week, a Moscow court held the final deliberations in the so-called Bolotnaya case over the rally that took place on May 6, 2012, on the eve of Putin’s inauguration to his third presidential term. The sanctioned rally ended with protesters clashing with police on the downtown Bolotnaya Square where over 500 people were detained.

      More than 20 activists were accused of their roles in the “mass riots” that day. At least eight people face jail terms ranging between five and six years in connections with the case. Charges against eight others have been dropped recently under the presidential amnesty marking the 20th anniversary of the Constitution.

      Three others have been convicted, and one was ordered to be treated at a psychiatric hospital. Opposition movement continue to support their charged comrades and hold rallies witl public appeals to the officials to release the jailed suspects and drop the whole case.




Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian opposition protest actions Bolotnaya Case Moscow actions  

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

What Worries Russians in 2018
19.11.2018
Yandex.Taxi and Harry Nuriev have Released a Collection of Clothes with Seat Belts
05.09.2019
The Majority of Russians Prefer Domestic Manufacturers
17.08.2019
The Number of Employed Russians Fell Sharply
07.08.2019
How to Choose a Warm Jacket for Russian Winter
09.11.2018







Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
TAGS:
Free Events  Laws in Russia  Russian tourism  Pavel Filonov  Yury Grigorovich  Eurovision  Felt Boots  Russian language  Russian universities  Zaryadye  Siberia  sports show  Barnaul  Russian ballet dancers  Olympics 2014  Dagestan  Victory Day  Mikhail Lermontov  Faces of Streets Festival  Trankov  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian Cinema  Visa   Russian transport  Exhibitions in Moscow  Transbaikalia  Russian business  Kazan  Fairs in Moscow  Mirax  St. Petersburg  The Queen  Museums of Russia  Russian regions  travel to Russia  fashion designer  Parking  Arctic Sunrise  Tyumen  Russian oligarchs  Moscow  Baskunchak  Russian Folk Crafts  Festivals in Moscow  Russian television  Human Right Activists  Afisha Picnic  Jeanne d'Arc  Yakutia  Sochi Games  


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites