EU calls on the Russian authorities to release demonstrators detained during protest rally
EU calls on the Russian authorities to release demonstrators detained during protest rally

The European Union calls on the Russian authorities to release the demonstrators detained during the August 3 rally,  – said the spokeswoman for EU Foreign Service Maya Kosiancic.

“Freedom of assembly and expression is a fundamental principle of democracy. EU expects immediate release of more than 600 civilians”, – Maya Kosiancic said.

More than 600 demonstrators were detained at a rally in Moscow on August 3. Among detainees are the organizers of the rally, as well as local and foreign journalists.

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