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Russia rightsreport

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Russian lawmakers have adopted a contentious bill that ramps up fines for protesters taking part in illegal rallies.
Opposition leader: "They practically cut out the door."
Russia rightsreport

Russian riot policemen detain an opposition supporter during a rally in central Moscow on May 8, 2012. Over 400 people have been detained in the past 48 hours for protesting Dmitry Medvedev's candidacy as President Vladimir Putin's premier and Putin's reelection, after a British human rights report criticized Russia's record on freedom of assembly.