Russia detains more than 400 protesters

Posted on Feb 25 2014 - 10:28pm by IBC News

Moscow, Feb 25  More than 400 Russian protesters faced court hearings today a day after police detained them at a central Moscow rally, the largest such wave of arrests in nearly two years.

The demonstrators had gathered near Red Square late yesterday in support of activists jailed earlier in the day for staging “mass riots” in May 2012, a key case seen as a symbol of the harsh crackdown on dissent under President Vladimir Putin’s latest term.

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