Murmansk police detained ten participants of rally in memory of murdered lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova. According to correspondent of «7x7», they were taken to department on Dzerzhinskogo street, 7.
According to police officials, the main reason for detention "wrong place": actions that do not require permits can be carried out only near the specially installed stage in the local hyde park – on Leningradskaya street. Anti-fascists were standing near the monument to the victims of intervention.
Picket started at 14:00. Activists stood silently with posters "19 January", "Nazism kills!". According to participants, they were approached by officers "in civilian clothes" half an hour later. After that, all the picketers were taken to the police station. According to our correspondent, there are regular participants of memory action among detainees, which takes place on January 19. This mass arrest took place for the first time.
A lawyer from St. Petersburg Alexander Peredruk wrote on Facebook that police offers activists to inform about organizer and in return will let the other participants go.
Lawyer Stanislav Markelov and a freelance correspondent of "Novaya Gazeta", member of the anarcho-ecological movement Anastasia Baburova were killed on January 19, 2009 in Moscow center. May 6, 2011, accused of their murder Moscow citizens Nikita Tikhonov and Yevgeniya Khasis was sentenced to prison: Tikhonov – to life sentence, and Yevgeniya Khasis – to 18 years. Every year people hold memory actions on January 19 in many cities of Russia.
Activists spent 2 hours in the police department before released.