Moscow Police Detain Two RFE/RL Freelance Correspondents During Interviews


Moscow police have detained two freelance correspondents working for RFE/RL's Russian Service on November 13 while they were interviewing people on the streets of the country's capital. Law enforcement officers took Yury Lebedev and Yelizaveta Movchan to a police station for "an identity check." A lawyer is en route to visit Lebedev and Movchan. Since Moscow launched its ongoing unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February, police in Russia have repeatedly detained journalists, including those from RFE/RL, to prevent them from carrying out their work as reporters. To read the original story from RFE/RL's Russian Service, click here.