DW: Russian police raid Moscow opposition conference
Some 200 people, including scores of opposition politicians, were detained during a meeting in Moscow. The police claim participants were breaking COVID-19 rules.
Several prominent Kremlin critics were released from police custody on Saturday following an unprecedented raid on a political conference.
Moscow police previously said some 200 people had been detained while attending a summit on municipal politics.
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WNU Editor: This forum was organized by former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Here is some inside baseball on Russian politics. Mikhail Khodorkovsky is not the person that Russia's opposition groups should rally around. He is no respect from the average Russian. How he and others tried to loot Russia through bribes and corruption when the Soviet Union collapsed is still remembered by many. This blogger included.
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