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Hundreds held in Russian election protests

Headline Title:  Hundreds held in Russian election protests 05 December 2011 The Russian authorities must release all of the peaceful protesters detained over the weekend amid allegations of fraud in Sunday's parliamentary elections, Amnesty International said today.More than 300 opposition activists and bystanders were reportedly arrested by police in cities across Russia amid protests against alleged manipulation of votes by presidential candidate Vladimir Putin's United Russia party."These disgraceful detentions highlight once again the failure of the Russian government to respect…

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