Two RFE/RL Correspondents Released From Police Custody In Moscow

By RFE/RL's Russian Service

Two freelance correspondents working for RFE/RL's Russian Service who were detained on November 14 while interviewing people on the streets of Moscow have been released. Yury Lebedev and Yelizaveta Movchan were taken to a police station after a person whom the reporters wanted to interview called the police. Since Moscow launched its 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.