In Russia continues the shameful practice of dictators. About this Twitter wrote the head of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Vladimir Aryev.
“The detention of journalists during the protests in Russia is a shameful practice of dictators. Media freedom must be respected by member countries of the Council of Europe,” he wrote.
Detaining of journalists during the protests in Russia is a shameful practice of dictators. Freedom of press should be respected by CoE members.
— Volodymyr Ariev (@VolodymyrAriev) 27 Mar 2017
As reported, the protests in Russia are connected with the publication of investigations of the Fund of struggle against corruption on undeclared property of the head of the government Dmitry Medvedev.
On Sunday, more than 30 thousand people took part in the anti-corruption actions across Russia, excluding Moscow and St. Petersburg. In Moscow, under the informal data, the share reached to 30 thousand people, according to police – 8 thousand, in St. Petersburg – from 5 to 10 thousand.
The number of people arrested at rallies in Moscow, according to the revised data, has reached more than a thousand people. Among the detainees are minors.
It was also reported that during anti-corruption rallies in Moscow, the police detained the journalist of “echo of Moscow” Alexandra ivy. Also arrested was a journalist for the British newspaper the Guardian Alec LUN.