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Russia: Quash Conviction of Peaceful Protester

Expand People rally next to the Tverskoi district court building in Moscow during Konstantin Kotov's verdict hearing, chanting "Freedom to Kotov!" and "Freedom to political prisoners!" on September 5, 2019. © 2019 Tanya Lokshina/Human Rights Watch (Moscow) – Russian authorities should withdraw all charges and immediately free a civic activist imprisoned for involvement in peaceful protests, Human Rights Watch said today. Russia’s parliament should repeal the 2014 law mandating criminal sanctions for repeated involvement in unsanctioned protests. The activist, Kostantin Kotov, a 34-year-old…

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