Anti-war: 1,300 people still in custody after protest in Russia

After protests in Russia 1300 people in custody

Police officers detain demonstrators in Moscow.  Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP/dpa

Police officers detain demonstrators in Moscow. photo

© Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP/dpa

Kremlin chief Putin has ordered immediate partial mobilization in the war against Ukraine. In many Russian cities, however, people take to the streets - arrests are made.

After protests against the partial mobilization in Russia According to civil rights activists, the police held more than 1,300 people in custody on Thursday morning. In the capital Moscow alone, there were around 530 protesters and 480 in Saint Petersburg, according to the civil rights portal OVD-Info. The state did not provide any information about the protests.

At the first major rallies of the Russian anti-war movement since March, young people took to the streets in many cities on Wednesday, including many women who feared for the lives of their husbands, brothers and sons. OVD-Info counted arrests in 38 cities. The trigger was President Vladimir Putin's decision to send 300,000 reservists to war against the Ukraine to convene

Minors have also been arrested

the police According to this information, he injured several arrested persons. In Moscow, a young man suffered a concussion, a young woman lost consciousness. According to OVD-Info, 33 minors were arrested against the law. Nine journalists were also arrested. There were reports from several police stations that arrested young men had been summoned directly to be drafted for military service.

As a rule, those arrested are sentenced to fines or arrest after a night in police custody. Criminal proceedings are instituted against some. In the first few weeks after the February 24 attack on Ukraine, 15,000 people were arrested during protests. Since then, the Russian leadership has further tightened the penalties for resisting the war.


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