October 2, 2022

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More than 1,200 prisoners in Russia in protests against Putin-ordered mobilization for invasion of Ukraine

Russian police arrest one of the activists who demonstrated against the mobilization ordered by Putin (REUTERS / REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER)

The Moscow prosecutor’s office has threatened citizens who challenge Vladimir Putin’s mobilization with up to 15 years in prison. More than 1,200 people were arrested for protesting in various cities of Russia.

The number of prisoners was provided by the NGO OVD-Info 1,251 Perfect number so far.

In a statement cited by the company interfaceThe prosecutor’s office has warned that It is a crime to participate in demonstrations or simply spread calls.After the first appeals were published on the Internet.

The public ministry insisted that these mobilizations were not coordinated with the authorities concerned and that any such action should be sanctioned. Russian authorities do not approve of any concentration contrary to government guidelines.

“On the Internet, including social networks, there is information about participation in public demonstrations and the commission of other illegal acts in Moscow.”, said the prosecution. “Distributing such content is punishable by participating in illegal activities by Internet users, including minors, as well as participating in such activities,” he added, citing various administrative and criminal laws approved in recent years. “It is punishable by imprisonment of up to 15 years”.

More than a hundred people were arrested in the first hour of the protests in Moscow (REUTERS / REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER)
More than a hundred people were arrested in the first hour of the protests in Moscow (REUTERS / REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER)
A young woman is detained by Moscow authorities (2022. REUTERS/REUTERS Photographer)
A young woman is detained by Moscow authorities (2022. REUTERS/REUTERS Photographer)

A warning from the Russian justice system comes later Dozens of people have been arrested in various cities of Russia For participating in protests against the regional mobilization announced this Wednesday by the President Vladimir Putin.

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Civil Rights Organization OVD-Info He has already started and confirmed his own account of the protests At least 44 people were arrested in the first hour, but the number later rose to 350, according to Reuters agency sources.

A protester was arrested in Novosibirsk this Wednesday (Rostislav NETISOV / AFP)
A protester was arrested in Novosibirsk this Wednesday (Rostislav NETISOV / AFP)

Accounts linked to opposition parties in Russia, including the opposition leader Alexei NavalnyIt released videos showing these first protests.

A massive protest is planned for this afternoon. She was summoned Vesna Peace Movement (Spring) under the motto “No Aggregation”.

Police crack down on protests and make mass arrests (REUTERS/REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER)
Police crack down on protests and make mass arrests (REUTERS/REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER)

Russian citizens are invited to protest in their cities at 16:00 GMTThe company announced on its Telegram channel.

Putin’s partial mobilization is “Thousands of Russian men, our fathers, brothers and husbands, will be thrown into the meat grinder of war.

Arrests were made especially during the night protests (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)
Arrests were made especially during the night protests (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)
A group tries to resist after being thrown to the ground by officers (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)
A group tries to resist after being thrown to the ground by officers (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)

“Why do mothers and children shed tears? For Putin’s palace?asks the movement.

“Now war will truly come to every home and every family. Officials said only ‘professionals’ would fight and they would win. It turned out that they were not successful and the prisoners began to recruit for the front. Now the mobilization has been announced,” he said.

Vesna maintains it The situation is “extremely difficult”.Because “war is no longer ‘out there,’ but “It has come to our country, to our homes, to our relatives.”

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Y The mobilized “Putin must die to right the wrongs of the regimeIt plunged Russia into brutal massacres, isolation and poverty,” he added.

Putin wants 300,000 reservists ready to join the war.  (Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP)
Putin wants 300,000 reservists ready to join the war. (Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP)
Those arrested face up to 15 years in prison (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)
Those arrested face up to 15 years in prison (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)

The organization condemns the delegates and officials who daily clamor for the need to mobilize, alive and kicking in their hot seats.

The movement has released contact details in anticipation that Russian security forces will try to prevent or suppress the protests. OVD-InfoIt monitors and protects detainees and was declared a “foreign agent” in Russia a year ago.

According to this organization, Since the start of the Russian military campaign in Ukraine, 16,437 people have been arrested in protests against military intervention.

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