Protesters detained near Dutch embassy in Moscow subjected to administrative liability

The police have made administrative violation protocols against the eight protesters detained at the Dutch embassy in Moscow, a source in the law enforcement agencies told Interfax on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the detainees tried to hold an unauthorized protest in support of Other Russia activist Alexander Dolmatov, who has recently committed suicide in the Netherlands, the source said. The protesters were distributing leaflets saying "Dolmatov's blood is on you!"

Eight citizens were detained, the source said. Protocols of administrative violations were made against them based on Article 20.2 of the Russian Code of Administrative Violations ("violations of the established procedures governing the organization of rallies, demonstrations, marches, or pickets").

The Interior Ministry's Main Department for Moscow told Interfax eight protesters had been detained. Alexander Averin, a representative of the unregistered party Other Russia, said more than ten people had been detained.

Dolmatov was an Other Russia activist. After the May 6 protest in the Bolotnaya Square, in which he took part, he requested political asylum in the Netherlands. It was reported last week that he committed suicide in a deportation prison in Rotterdam.

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