THREE MEN ARRESTED FOR SOLITARY PICKETS IN SUPPORT OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES IN MOSCOW
OVD-Info, 7 April 2019
Police in Moscow arrested three members of the Libertarian Party who were standing as solitary pickets in support of Jehovah's Witnesses near the October metro station. This was reported to OVD-Info by one of the detainees, Oleg Khorkov.
He and another two persons, Fedor Miliaev and Maksim Naumov, were taken to the police department in the Yakiman district. According to Khorkov, they stood in different places near the metro and on their posters were the inscriptions "Against imprisonment of Jehovah's Witnesses."
Khorkov explained that the police identified the grounds for arrest as their reference to an organization that is forbidden in Russia. On the way to the police department, officers stated that they intended to take away all their things from the men.
18:46 The detained members of the Libertarian Party were released from the police department without reports, an attorney from OVD-Info, Mikhail Biriukov, reported. (tr. by PDS, posted 8 April 2019)
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