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Russian law bans journalists from spreading “fake news” about military

Russian police arrest anti-war protestors. Over 3,000 demonstrators arrested.

Where: Russia

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Russian police have arrested several anti-war protestors across the country. OVD-Info, an independent Russian human rights media project concerned with studying “political persecution in Russia” reported that at least 4,000 individuals had been arrested across 56 cities on March 6th.
According to OVD-Info, 12,724 anti-war demonstrators in more than 100 Russian cities have been detained since Russia began its “special military operation” in Ukraine.
On Sunday, Russia’s Interior Ministry said the police had arrested over 3,500 people who participated in “unauthorized rallies” across several cities.
Last week, Russian President Putin approved a law criminalizing the “dissemination of falsehoods about the use of Russia’s armed forces,” with violations resulting in fines or up to 15 years in prison.
The new law bans journalists from referring to Russia’s military action in Ukraine as an “invasion” or “war.” Several multinational media agencies, including the BBC and Bloomberg News, have halted their operations within Russia.

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