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Russia: 7 Temporarily Detained During the President's Meeting with Journalism Students

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Breaking News, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Politics, Protest, RuNet Echo

7 journalism students (among othersĀ @kichanova [1], @rise_rebel [2] andĀ @ave_katerina [3]) were detained during the meeting of the president Medvedev at the Journalism department of the Moscow State University,Vitaliy Shushkevich tweets [4] [ru] (also see photo [5] [ru]). They were temporarily detained for contemplating a political action and were released only after Medvedev had left the department. BestToday collects [6] [ru] reactions of outraged bloggers.