Hunger Strike in Astrakhan: “The Situation Has Reached Deadlock”. Report and Photos from

posted 17 Apr 2012, 13:36 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 17 Apr 2012, 13:36 ]
Vera Vasilieva, 11/04/12 


· Electoral rights  · Human rights activists  · Protest action  · Мoscow region and Moscow 

On 10 April 2012 the office of the International Memorial Society hosted a press-conference devoted to the hunger strike in Astrakhan. The hunger strikers are protesting at the way the mayoral elections in the city were run and at the election result. According to official sources, the election was won by Mikhail Stoliarov, the United Russia party candidate. But according to protesters the majority of votes were actually cast for Oleg Shein, the candidate for A Just Russia. [Read more]