Mass arrests of demonstrators in Moscow “in violation of international obligations” undertaken by the Russian authorities. On Sunday, August 4, reads the statement of the German government.
In Berlin believe that the police action was “disproportionate” because the protest was peaceful. The Russian authorities violate the right to freedom of Assembly and freedom of expression, said in a communique.
The German government called on the Russian authorities “to protect the fundamental rights of citizens” and to urgently release all detainees 3 Aug demonstrators. A similar appeal to the German leadership was already made a week ago, after the action on July 27.
According to OVD-info, on Saturday, August 3, during the crackdown on protests in Moscow, police detained 1001 people. According to official police data, in the campaign for free and fair elections attended by 1.5 thousand people.