Protesters Picket against Expulsion of Finnish Citizen Antti Rautiainen from Russia

posted 16 Apr 2012, 02:09 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 16 Apr 2012, 02:09 ]
Source: (info), 12/04/12 

· Persecution of activists  · Public protests  · Moscow city & Moscow region 

On 11 April protesters in Moscow held a picket beside the Griboedov memorial on Chistoprudny Boulevard to protest against the annulment of a temporary Russian residence permit that had been granted to Antti Rautiainen, a Finnish citizen and member of the Moscow anarchist group Autonomous Action. 

On 29 March 2012 the Russian Federal Migration Service ordered Rautiainen to leave the country within 15 days. Several dozen people—among them anarchists, socialists, human rights defenders and other activists—gathered at the rally with red and black flags and chanted slogans against the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). [Read more]