. Russia opposition: Moscow police raid election forum « JO LEE MAGAZINE

BBC NEWS/Russian police have broken up an opposition conference and detained 200 people including high-profile opposition figures.

The weekend forum had just begun in a Moscow hotel when police burst in and said they were detaining everyone.

According to police, coronavirus rules were broken and the event was arranged by an “undesirable organisation”.

The incident comes as authorities continue to crack down on opposition activity as elections loom.

Last month Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic, was jailed.

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