The European Union appealed to the Russian authorities not to violate human rights and to release all detained people during anti-corruption rallies in different cities of Russia. This is stated in the message on the website of the European external action service.
The actions of the Russian military violated basic freedoms and rights of people to peaceful Assembly and expression. In the EU remind that these rights of Russians entrenched in the Constitution of Russia.
“We urge the Russian authorities to fully respect international obligations that the country took over, including before the Council of Europe and the OSCE, to protect human rights and the immediate release of detained peaceful demonstrators,” – said in a statement.
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.
In turn, the US state Department has condemned the mass arrests at the anti-corruption actions, which took place yesterday in the Russian city.