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German government urges Russia to release people detained at protest

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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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