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Russian Constitutional Amendments Spark Protests, Police Detentions

Russian Constitutional Amendments Spark Protests, Police Detentions

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Police in St. Petersburg and several other Russian cities have detained activists during and ahead of protests against sweeping...
Former Russian Police Officer Suspected In Illegal Arrest Of Journalist Remanded In Custody

Former Russian Police Officer Suspected In Illegal Arrest Of Journalist Remanded In Custody

A former Russian police officer suspected of ordering the planting of drugs on investigative journalist Ivan Golunov last year has been remanded in...
Police Briefly Detained Dozens At Feminist Rally In Azerbaijan, Release Them Outside Capital

Police Briefly Detained Dozens At Feminist Rally In Azerbaijan, Release Them Outside Capital

BAKU -- Police in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, detained several women and men taking part in a rally by the Feminist Movement of...
Kazakh Police Round Up Would-Be Protesters Calling For Probe Into Activist's Death

Kazakh Police Round Up Would-Be Protesters Calling For Probe Into Activist’s Death

Police in Kazakhstan have blocked access to main squares and detained dozens of people on March 1 amid opposition calls for protests to...
Putin Justifies Police Violence During Unsanctioned Protests

Putin Justifies Police Violence During Unsanctioned Protests

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said protesters who took part in unsanctioned rallies last summer were provoking security forces who responded with violence.In...
Court Again Fines Moscow Designer Konovalov Whose Leg Broke When Police Detained Him

Court Again Fines Moscow Designer Konovalov Whose Leg Broke When Police Detained Him

A Moscow district court in Russia has again fined a prominent animation and graphic designer 10,000 rubles ($153) for taking part in an...
Dozens Detained As Police Try To Block Opposition Rallies In Kazakhstan

Dozens Detained As Police Try To Block Opposition Rallies In Kazakhstan

ALMATY, Kazakhstan – Dozens of people trying to attend opposition rallies in Almaty have been detained by police, who were deployed across Kazakhstan’s...
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