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Russia: Hundreds more protesters arbitrarily arrested outside Bolotnaya trial sentencing

Headline Title:  Russia: Hundreds more protesters arbitrarily arrested outside Bolotnaya trial sentencing 24 February 2014 The apparently arbitrary arrest and detention of a further 234 peaceful protesters outside a Moscow court building today shows how the Russian authorities’ rampant violation of freedom of expression and assembly shows no sign of letting up, Amnesty International said.  The new arrests came as eight protesters were sentenced in the landmark Bolotnaya Square protest trial. They follow the arbitrary detention of nearly 200 protesters and journalists outside…

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