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Russia sends a warning as Bolotnaya prisoners’ appeal rejected

Headline Title:  Russia sends a warning as Bolotnaya prisoners’ appeal rejected 20 June 2014 The decision of the Moscow City Court to reject an appeal against the conviction of eight Bolotnaya protesters imprisoned after a politically motivated trial is yet another nail in the coffin for freedom of assembly and expression in Russia, said Amnesty International.“This decision sends a ‘warning signal’ to anyone thinking about taking to the streets in Moscow. The trial was clearly politically motivated and carried out with the specific aim of deterring future protests. There’s no reason…

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