As of 5:00 a.m., today, July 28, 2019, OVD Info reported that 1,373 people were detained at yesterday’s protest rally in Moscow in support of the independent candidates whose applications to stand in the September 8 elections to the Moscow City Duma were recently rejected on spurious grounds by the Moscow City Elections Commission, sparking a series of protest rallies and marches, including yesterday’s “unauthorized” rally.
Police violently dispersed yesterday’s protesters. Baza reported that 77 people were badly beaten, while OVD Info compiled a list of 25 people who were badly beaten.
At least 10 journalists were subjected to the use of force by the police, while at least 18 journalists were detained along with protesters.
There were at 42 minors among yesterday’s detainees.
At least 152 detainees were kept in holding at police stations overnight.
The detainees were taken to at least 70 different police precincts for processing.
The detainees were not given water or food. They were not allowed to take medicine with them if they were locked up. They were forcibly fingerprinted. They were not given access to lawyers and social defenders. They were kept in paddy wagons for a long time before being taken into precinct stations: the temperature in one paddy wagon was 40 degrees Celsius.
Source: OVD Info. Thanks to Comrade Koganzon for the heads-up.