Mindestens 11 activists required to police headquarters, states group that keeps an eye on demonstration activity
Mindestens 11 activists were apprehended on Moscows Red Square on Friday as they read Russias constitution aloud, a group that keeps track of demonstration activity stated.
OVD-Info, a site that tracks the detention of activists, stated amongst the activists apprehended was Ildar Dadin, the very first and just individual in Russia to have actually served jail time for contravening a hard law securing down on demonstrations in the nation.
The activists were required to a close-by police headquarters, OVD-Info stated. It stays uncertain whether they might deal with charges.
A police officer approched us and alerted us that if we do not leave, they will apprehend us, Dadin informed TASS news firm. 10 minutes later on authorities apprehended us.
Lawyer Alexei Lipster informed RIA Novosti news company that Dadin was still in cops custody however that officers had actually not written a report.
Dadin, 35, was imprisoned in December 2015 for the expected criminal activity of holding duplicated serene presentations versus President Vladimir Putins guideline without main authorization.
In a letter to his partner smuggled out from jail in November, Dadin declared he had actually been tortured behind bars, in addition to threatened with rape and murder.
His claims blew up into the general public eye, shining a spotlight on abuse that required the Kremlin to take note.
Putin in January purchased an evaluation of the penitentiary services work, although it was not clearly connected to Dadins case.
Im 2014 Russia controversially presented criminal charges for those who breach guidelines at demonstration rallies t wice or more in a duration of 180 Tage.