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Arrests of soldiers’ wives during protests in Russia


Feb 10, 2024

During protests by relatives of Ukraine war mobilized Russians, the police in Moscow and the city of Yekaterinburg arrested several people. In Yekaterinburg on the Ural Mountains, five people laying down flowers at a soldiers’ memorial were taken away by plainclothes police officers. In response to this, the civil rights platform, OWD-Info, reported these events on Saturday. In Moscow, the police arrested two people at the station, according to information from the Internet portal Sota. Both journalists have since been released.

The protest was organized by the “Putj domoi” (“Way Home”) movement and was called for by the Wives of mobilized Russians. In seven cities, activists laid flowers at monuments to fallen Soviet soldiers of the Second World War. In Moscow, they protested against the Kremlin chief, Wladimir Putin, and the war against Ukraine at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin wall. Police were on site in large numbers and had warned against participating in the protest.

The Moscow Prosecutor’s Office considers it necessary to warn about the inadmissibility of violating the law due to the spread of calls on the internet to take part in a mass action in the center of Moscow. They specifically sought out journalists before the event to dissuade them from reporting at the protest.

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