Russian crackdown on protesters seen as intimidation tactic

Written by NY Post | Source: NY Post | September 02, 2019 05:07 PM

MOSCOW — In just a few days, Sergei Abanichev was arrested, thrown in jail and charged with a crime that could keep him behind bars for up to eight years — all, he says, for throwing a paper cup into the air at an opposition protest in Moscow.

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