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Russia: Journalists Held Over Peaceful Pickets

Click to expand Image Echo of Moscow journalist, Tatiana Feleghengauer, detained by police on May 28, 2020. © 2020 Igor Ivanenko/Kommersant/Sipa USA via AP Images (Moscow) – Moscow police on May 28, 2020 detained seven journalists and a writer who were holding single person pickets in solidarity with another journalist detained for holding a similar protest, Human Rights Watch said today. Ilya Azar, a correspondent for the independent Russian paper Novaya Gazeta, and a district council representative in Moscow, had been sentenced to 15 days in detention earlier that day. “Detaining and…

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