There were more arrests this week of protesters who were demonstrating against
Russian Federation authoritarian
leader Vladimir Putin’s plans for a fourth term as president. Anti-Putin protesters in Russia risk
arrest because the dictatorship does not respect the freedom of peaceful
assembly. They are protesting against
authoritarianism and kleptocracy.
Meanwhile, the democratic opposition leader was injured by an attack earlier this week that may cause permanent blindness in one of his eyes. The Russian dictatorship yesterday prohibited him from seeking healthcare outside of Russia.
Another major opposition figure had been poisoned earlier this year, which was the second time he was nearly poisoned to death. Two years ago, the leader of the democratic opposition was murdered near the Kremlin. Extra-judicial killings and other attacks, such as poisonings, of regime opponents, journalists and other critics are common in
in addition to false prosecutions.
Hundreds have been killed and many others imprisoned or driven into
exile. In the tightly-controlled police
state, the attackers, who certainly are operating on behalf of the regime, are
The latest protests in
against the illiberal Hungarian government have also been pro-European and