The head of the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights (HRC) under the President of Russia, Valery Fadeev, said that the unauthorized actions taking place are a provocation and have nothing to do with the protection of rights.
“What we are seeing today has nothing to do with protecting rights or fighting for a better life. What we are seeing today is a provocation. What was announced a few days ago – the call of activists to go to Lubyanka, to Staraya Square, where the FSB buildings are located, where the presidential administration buildings are located – there is nothing behind this but a provocation, ”Valery Fadeev told TASS news agency.
He also noted that the HRC did not make an official decision to send observers to the actions. “Nikolai Karlovich (Svanidze – Kommersant), and Andrei Babushkin, as far as I know, now he will watch what is happening in the police stations, and Alexander Verkhovsky, as far as I know, have been there – they have traditionally attended such actions for many years in a personal capacity, ”said Valery Fadeev.
Rallies in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny are taking place throughout Russia. Protesters demand to release him from arrest. According to OVD-Info, more than 2.1 thousand people have already been detained.
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