Russian journalist Azar, arrested for picket, was released

Special correspondent of “Novaya Gazeta” Ilya Azar 7 Jun came out from the detention center, where he was serving 10 days of administrative arrest for a picket. This was reported by “New”.

“Apparently, decided to take the whole story with the coronavirus and tighten the screws on… Decided to take a moment to pickets attempt to stop and, in any case, limit”, – told the journalist about her arrest.

Azar was detained on Petrovka in Moscow on 26 may, when he stood with picket in support of the Creator of a public “Ombudsman police” Vladimir Vorontsov, against whom several criminal cases. The Tver district court sentenced the correspondent to arrest for 15 days, but the Moscow city court reduced the sentence to 10 days.

After the arrest of Azar on may 28 held a series of pickets, which were attended by activists and journalists. For violation of the rules of isolation were detained several dozen people, two activists were arrested.

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