Thousands continue to get arrested as Russian protests increase
By Lauren Chalouhi, Editor-in-chief, The Pawprint
An independent rights group said that over a hundred people are getting arrested a day as the protest against Russia’s “partial mobilization” continues across the country.
On Sunday, OVD-Info said 724 people were arrested in 32 different cities.
Protests have continued since Russian president, Vladimir Putin, announced plans to draft 300,000 men to fight in Ukraine.
Unsanctioned protests are banned under Russian law.
Moscow has approved cruel new punishments for those accused of neglect of duty once drafted.
Putin signed off on it on Saturday, if any soldiers caught surrendering, attempting to run away or refusing to fight, can be punished by up to 10 years in jail.
He has also signed orders permitting Russian citizenship to any foreigner who signs up to serve a year in the military.
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