Saint Petersburg police detain participants of picket in support of Ales Bialiatski
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Activists of the Russian Memorial human rights NGO Anna Udyarova and Filipp Kostenko were detained by the police while staging a picket of solidarity with Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski outside the Belarusian Consulate Department in Saint Petersburg on 25 November.
The activists were initially expected to face charges of resisting arrest. However, thanks to timely interference from the FIDH Paris office, they were later released without charges.