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A New Low of Harassment on Moscow’s Protests

Expand Ilya Azar © 2019 Vlad Dokshin, Novaya Gazeta Last night, at around 9 p.m., Ilya Azar – a journalist and one of the leaders in the recent Moscow protests - put his toddler to bed and went out to the stairway for a cigarette. Three police officers arrived suddenly to detain him. Azar, wearing sweats and slippers, told the police his 22-month-old- daughter was in the apartment and asked to wait for his wife to get home. The officers consulted their superiors by phone, and then told him they had to leave immediately. Azar called his wife, Ekaterina Kuznetsova, explained the situation, and…

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