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Moscow police arrest journalists for picketing against ‘foreign agent’ designations

Source: Sota

Moscow police arrested at least three journalists for carrying out solitary pickets outside the Justice Ministry building opposing the designation of independent media outlets as “foreign agents.”

On the evening of Wednesday, September 8, the publication Sota reported that police arrested iStories journalists Alesya Marokhovskaya, Irina Dolinina, and Polina Uzhvak. Marokhovskaya and Dolinina were designated as “foreign agents” in August, alongside several other iStories journalists and the publication itself.

Footage of the arrests
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According to OVD-Info, the detained journalists were taken to the Yakimanka Police Station.

Journalists carrying out solitary pickets outside of the Justice Ministry building in Moscow on September 8
Evgeny Feldman / Meduza

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