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Russia: Bolotnaya protest anniversary marked by new repression

Headline Title:  Russia: Bolotnaya protest anniversary marked by new repression 05 May 2014 The Russian authorities are doing all they can to scupper any protests to mark the second anniversary of the Bolotnaya Square demonstration on 6 May 2012, said Amnesty International.In the last two weeks independent media have been targeted and websites blocked. Moscow’s authorities have refused to authorize a public event on or anywhere near Bolotnaya Square to commemorate the demonstration, where hundreds of peaceful protesters were arrested and scores injured.“The Russian authorities are…

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