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Amnesty says Moscow arrests show ‘contempt for rights’

June 12, 2019

Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Russian authorities of “contempt for solidarity and rights” after police detained more than 400 people, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, at a Moscow march

“Mass arrests show authorities’ contempt for solidarity and rights,” the human rights watchdog said in a statement, calling for the immediate release of those detained.

Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.