Russia detains more than 1,000 people in opposition crackdown

World / Politics Jul 28, 2019

Russia detains more than 1,000 people in opposition crackdown

Russian police rounded up more than 1,000 people in Moscow on Saturday in one of the biggest crackdowns of recent times against an increasingly defiant opposition decrying President Vladimir Putin's tight grip on power. The detentions came around a protest to demand that opposition members ...

Hundreds rally in Moscow to decry state abuse of investigative journalist

World Jun 17, 2019

Hundreds rally in Moscow to decry state abuse of investigative journalist

Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorized rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest this month on drug charges. The 36-year-old reporter, known for exposing corruption among Moscow officials, was freed following ...

Russian police detain at least 94 at Moscow journalist protest

World Jun 12, 2019

Russian police detain at least 94 at Moscow journalist protest

Russian police detained at least 94 people on Wednesday, including opposition politician Alexei Navalny, at a protest in Moscow calling for punishment for police officers involved in the alleged framing of a journalist, monitors said. Police abruptly dropped drugs charges a day earlier against journalist ...