Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The Russian Central Election Board announced that the election ban on opposition candidates wishing to participate in the Moscow local elections on 8 September will continue. Thousands of Russian citizens were detained in demonstrations in Moscow to allow the opposition names to participate in the local elections, and the police were harshly criticized for violent violence.
Russian officials said the objections of the country's leading activists, Lyubov Sobol, Dmitry Gudkov and Elena Rusakova, were rejected and these names could not be nominated in the elections.
The Central Election Board stated that the opposition names who wanted to compete in the local elections could not collect the required number of wet signatures to be nominated, but the opponents rejected this reason.
Leonid Volkov, who made a statement about the decision of the central election board, said the protests will continue to increase and marches will be organized in other cities except the capital Moscow.