August 5, 2019 / 10:27 AM / 18 days ago

German government urges Russia to release people detained at protest

FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Lyubov Sobol, who is on a hunger strike to protest over her exclusion from the elections to Moscow City Duma, the capital's regional parliament, attends an interview with Reuters in Moscow, Russia July 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government on Monday urged Russia to immediately release people detained at protest in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections, with a spokeswoman saying Germany was “very concerned” about the measures police took.

Russian police forcibly detained over 800 people attending a protest in Moscow, including prominent activist Lyubov Sobol, after authorities warned the demonstration was illegal.

Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Tassilo Hummel

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