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Russian Activists Jailed Over Letters Submitted to Putin (Asking Him Not to Run for a 4th Term) and to their Mayor (Asking for Cancellation of a Waste-Incineration Plant)

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Russian Activist Jailed Over Letters Submitted To Putin
April 30, 2017 21:25 UTC, RFE/RL’s Tatar-Bashkir Service

A Russian opposition activist has been jailed for organizing a letter-writing campaign urging, in part, President Vladimir Putin not to run for a fourth term next year.

Authorities in Russia’s Tatarstan region say Darya Kulakova, 23, violated a law on public demonstrations and disobeyed police in connection with the public submission of letters to Putin’s regional reception office.

A court in Tatarstan’s capital, Kazan, on April 30 sentenced Kulakova to 10 days in jail for her role in the action, which was staged the previous day as protesters demonstrated against the government in several Russian cities.

Russia in recent years has tightened laws on protests and other public events in what critics call a concerted move to stamp out visible demonstrations of dissent. Authorities say the laws prevent…

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