MADRID, 21 (Moose Gazette)
The balance of detainees for allegedly participating in protests against the mobilization of reservists announced this Wednesday by the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has increased to more than 1,000 people in at least 38 cities in Russia.
The civil rights organization OVD-Info has already begun its own count of the demonstrations and has been able to confirm at least 1,054 arrests, although the figure is expected to increase due to the calls for this afternoon.
Accounts linked to the opposition in Russia, including those of the opposition leader Alexei Navalni, have released videos that supposedly show these first protests.
The Moscow Prosecutor’s Office has gone ahead to warn that participation in the demonstrations or the mere dissemination of the calls could constitute a crime, after the first appeals have been published on the Internet.
The Public Ministry has stressed that these mobilizations have not been coordinated with the relevant authorities, who must give permission to any action of this type. The Russian authorities do not authorize any concentration contrary to government guidelines.