Three Russian opposition activists go on hunger strike
July 28, Moscow: Three Russia opposition activists have started hunger strike in Novosibirsk to protest against the authorities’ decision to disqualify them from a local election.
Leonid Volkov, campaign chief for the opposition, and candidates Yegor Savin and Sergei Boyko began the strike on Tuesday. They started prorest after the election commission in the third-largest city in Russia did not accept the signatures they submitted to register to run in the upcoming local legislature vote.
Volkov wrote in his blog that the protest will continue until the Central Election Commission reviews their case. He contested the commission’s decision which found faults with over 1,300 signatures of the more than 11,600 they submitted.
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