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1/23, 10:02 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US condemns methods against Navalny protesters

The United Statement condemned on Saturday the use of "hard tactics" against participants in the protests against the arrest of Alexey Navalny that have been taking place throughout Russia since earlier today.

"Continued efforts to suppress Russians' rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression [...] are troubling indications of further restrictions on civil society and fundamental freedoms," the State Department said. "We call on Russian authorities to release all those detained for exercising their universal rights and for the immediate and unconditional release of Alexey Navalny."

So far, the police detained over 3,400 people during the protests, including Navalny's wife Yulia.

Breaking the News / JR