Bolotnaya Farce

The Moscow Times publishes an opinion editorial by Boris Kagarlitsky, Director of the Institute of Globalisation Studies, writing that the number of political prisoners related to the "Bolotnoye affair" underscores the scope of the authorities' crackdown on the remnants of free political expression and the constitutional right to assembly in the country. Whatever opinions people might hold about the opposition, the article contends, the harsh crackdown against peaceful protestors, the trumped-up charges, the persecution of innocent individuals and the violence by police cannot be justified.

Thursday, May 30, 2013