US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken called on Russia to stop persecuting “independent voices”. This is how he reacted to the detention of about 200 people at the All-Russian Forum of Municipal Deputies “Municipal Russia”.
“Today, on dubious grounds, the Russian authorities detained almost 200 municipal leaders and politicians, including activists Vladimir Kara-Murza and Yulia Galyamin. We call for an end to the persecution of independent voices, ”Blinken wrote on Twitter.
Forum “Municipal Russia” organized the project “United Democrats” – it is overseen by “Open Russia”, associated with Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Yesterday, March 13, about 200 people were detained on it. Participants are charged with violation of Art. 20.33 of the Administrative Code (carrying out activities of an undesirable organization). All the detainees were released from the police departments.
More details – in the material of “Kommersant” “” You all will now be detained “”.