Moscow Rally in support of Navalny and political prisoners

posted 20 Apr 2013, 13:46 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 20 Apr 2013, 13:48 ]
18 April 2013

Vera Vasilieva

On 17 April 2013 in Novopushkinsky Garden in Moscow a rally was held against political repression, timed to coincide with the start of the trial in Kirov of politician and founder of the RosPil project Aleksei Navalny. Despite the fact that many civic activists had left the capital to go to Kirov, the event attracted between 2,000 to 3,000 people. At 6:00 pm, when an correspondent reached the barrier that had been erected by the police around the perimeter of Novopushkinsky Garden, the queue to go through the metal detectors at the entrance stretched several dozen meters. [Read more]