The European Parliament called for the release of Navalny

Alexei Navalny

The European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution calling for the release of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and others detained participants of the unauthorized rallies held in several Russian cities on March 26 and April 2. On Thursday, April 6, reported on the website of the European Parliament.

The decision stated that MEPs insist on withdrawal of all charges against activists. They also condemn the actions of Russian law enforcers against the participants not agreed with the authorities action.

According to RIA Novosti, the adoption of the resolution voted 494 deputies, against — 39, abstain 91.

April 2 in Moscow and St.-Petersburg have detained 32 people came to an unsanctioned rally. They drew up administrative reports for violation of public order.

On 27 March it was reported that the US considered the detention of activists “an insult to democratic values.” Then it became known that the European Union has urged Moscow to release the inconsistent participants of the rally held a day earlier. Later, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian authorities “are unable to take this call.”

On the same day the Tverskoy court of Moscow arrested Alexei Navalny for 15 days for disobeying the guards during the arrest.

26 March in several Russian cities held anti-corruption protests, some of them were unauthorized. In the capital, according to police estimates, on Tverskaya street was about seven or eight thousand people. According to the city hall of the city, was arrested about 600 participants.