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Moscow Police Detain Limonov Supporters At Rally


Aleksandr Ryklin (holding sign) was among those detained by police during the individual picket to support Eduard Limonov on November 16.

Aleksandr Ryklin (holding sign) was among those detained by police during the individual picket to support Eduard Limonov on November 16.

Moscow police have detained several supporters of Eduard Limonov, the jailed leader of the opposition Other Russia coalition, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

The demonstrators demanded on November 16 the immediate release of Limonov, who is serving a 10-day jail term for organizing an unsanctioned rally on October 31.

Boris Nemtsov and Vladimir Milov, who are leaders of the opposition movement Solidarity, as well as United Civil Front representative Aleksandr Ryklin, are among those who were detained at the protest in front of the jail where Limonov is being held.

Protesters said that the sentence against Limonov was imposed for political reasons because of his activism.
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