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Russia: Detention of 1,200 migrants 'discriminatory and unlawful'

Headline Title:  Russia: Detention of 1,200 migrants 'discriminatory and unlawful' 15 October 2013 The arbitrary arrest and detention of more than 1,200 immigrants in a sweep operation at a Moscow market yesterday in response to the murder of an ethnic Russian man is just the latest example of disproportionate and discriminatory policing in Russia, Amnesty International has said.An Azerbaijani man, who was not identified as a result of the wave of arrests, was today named as the suspect for the murder, which sparked major riots targeting migrants over the weekend."The Russian…

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