Statement by Ludmila Alekseeva, Chair of Moscow Helsinki Group

posted 27 Feb 2012, 09:28 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 27 Feb 2012, 10:32 ]
Source: (info), 24/02/12 

· Right of assembly  · Human rights defenders  · Moscow city & Moscow region 

Ludmila Alekseeva: “I condemn the provocative attempts to interfere with the holding of peaceful demonstrations planned for after the presidential elections. This is how I assess the scandalous incident that took place at Moscow City Hall on the morning of 20 February: pro-Kremlin youth movements began a fight with representatives of the opposition, and succeeded in getting their applications submitted before the opposition. And their applications were for rallies on the same day and at the same places as the opposition were requesting. [Read more]