Nedan följer Rättvisepartiet Socialisternas protestbrev som idag överlämnas till den ryska ambassaden i Göteborg, till följd av att två ryska kamrater arresterats efter protester mot Vladimir Putin.
Protest letter regarding the imprisoned activists
Two members of the CWI in Moscow have yesterday been arrested while participating in round-the-clock protests against Putin’s rule, which have taken place in Moscow since 6 May. The camp was first located at “Chisti Prudi” in Moscow, until a judge decided to give the camp until noon last Wednesday to clear the site. The riot police, however, moved in at 5 a.m., forcing the protesters to decamp to another part of the “Boulevard ring-road”, by the “Barricades” metro station.
The police not only arrested the two CWI members, they also seized all the literature and equipment at the camps info-centre.
It is not yet clear what will happen to the two detained CWI comrades. Many of those protesters detained this week were released by police almost as soon as their details were taken. But those detained who are regarded as “organizers” have been given jail sentences of 5-15 days. We are concerned that the police will treat our CWI comrades harshly.
We urge the personel at the Russian embassy in Sweden to urgently phone the police station where Dmitrii Yerokhin and Kostya Zamurenko are held and to demand their immediate release.
- +7 499 256 7575
- +7 499 256 7511
- +7 499 259 0075
If Dmitrii Yerokhin and Kostya Zamurenko are not immediatelly released further protest action will be taken. This letter is also sent to Swedish media.
Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna Göteborg
Swedish branch of the Committee for a Workers’ International.