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Police Detain Supporters Of Jailed Russian Activist

Police Detain Supporters Of Jailed Russian Activist
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Supporters of convicted Russian activist Ildar Dadin were quickly detained by police when they attempted to hold a protest outside the offices of the country's prosecutor general. Authorities detained three of Dadin's supporters on November 9 in the Russian capital, Moscow. The 34-year-old dissident was the first person convicted in Russia for taking part in multiple antigovernment protests. He is currently serving a 2 1/2 year sentence at a penal colony in the northwestern Russian town of Segezha. Dadin said he has been repeatedly tortured and threatened with murder. Human rights groups like Amnesty International have called for Dadin’s release. (RFE/RL's Russian Service)