Police detained Yashin, Roizman and Galyamina at a forum in Moscow

MOSCOW, March 13 – RIA Novosti. Ilya Yashin, Yevgeny Roizman and Yulia Galyamina were detained at a forum of municipal deputies in Moscow, Marina Litvinovich, a member of the Moscow POC, told RIA Novosti.

“All municipal deputies, as well as those who came from the region who were at the congress, were detained,” she said.

According to Litvinovich, she herself was late for the forum, “therefore she keeps aloof.” She could not name the exact number of detainees and the reason for the arrests.

Yashin confirmed to RIA Novosti the fact of his arrest. “We are still standing at the hotel (Izmailovo, where the forum is being held. – Ed. Note),” he said, adding that the reason for the detention had not yet been explained to him.

Coordinator of the United Democrats (a project of the interregional public organization Open Petersburg *) Anastasia Burakova told RIA Novosti that a forum was held at the Izmailovo Delta Hotel, which brought together municipal deputies from all over Russia to discuss the strategy for the next electoral cycle and share experience with each other.

“Everyone was detained who took part both as a listener and as a speaker. The reason was not named. While everyone was taken out into the street, they are standing near the hotel,” she said.

* Organization recognized as a foreign agent in Russia.

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