The EU called on Russia to release the detainees on Sunday protesters
In the press release emphasizes that the detention of protesters and a ban on demonstrations, violate the rights of citizens to Express their opinion and hold peaceful rallies.
BRUSSELS, March 27. /TASS/. External action service the EU has circulated a statement on Monday, calling for Russia to release the detainees on the eve of the parties inconsistent with the government protests held in several Russian cities.
In the press release emphasizes that the detention of protesters and a ban on demonstrations, violate the rights of citizens to Express their opinion and hold peaceful demonstrations
“Police operations in the Russian Federation, in particular, attempts to disperse the demonstrators and the detention of hundreds of citizens, including opposition leader Alexey Navalny, are a violation of fundamental rights and freedoms — to Express their opinions, to form associations and peaceful Assembly,” reads the statement of the foreign service of the EU.
“We urge the Russian authorities to follow the international obligations they have undertaken, including the Council of Europe and the OSCE, fully ensuring the observance of the aforesaid rights and freedoms, and without delay to release the detained participants of peaceful protests,” — said in the conclusion.
Yesterday in several cities of Russia, including in Moscow and St. Petersburg, were uncoordinated action, which the organizers declared aim of “fight against corruption”. According to the interior Ministry in the capital were detained about 500 people.
Earlier the Prosecutor’s office has warned organizers of the inadmissibility of violations of the law. The police in turn were asked to refrain from participation in the disputed events, as they are illegal, and under these conditions increases the risk of provocative actions aimed at violation of public order.