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Amnesty says arrest of over 400 in Moscow shows ‘contempt for rights’

Amnesty International accuses Russian authorities of “contempt for solidarity and rights” after police detained more than 400 people, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, at a Moscow march.

“Mass arrests show authorities’ contempt for solidarity and rights,” the human rights watchdog says in a statement, calling for the immediate release of those detained.

Russian police officers detain protesters during a march to protest against the alleged impunity of law enforcement agencies in central Moscow on June 12, 2019 (Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)

Protesters had urged reform of Russia’s tainted law enforcement and justice systems. Some chanted slogans against President Vladimir Putin.

— AFP

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