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One day of solidarity: Protest crackdown provokes feud and splits among Russia's opposition

Independent Thursday, 13 June 2019
Russia witnessed two very unusual things this week. First, it saw the Kremlin bowing to pressure and releasing Ivan Golunov, an investigative journalist jailed on bogus drugs charges. Second, it saw its journalistic community acting in such solidarity that it forced a U-turn on the authorities.
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News video: Russian Police Detain Over 400 At Protest Of Jailed Journalist

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According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Russian police detained over 400 people, including opposition politician Alexei Navalny, at a protest calling for punishment for police officers involved with allegedly framing a journalist. One day earlier, police abruptly dropped drug charges against...

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