On January 7, several people protesting the involvement of Russian troops in Kazakhstan were detained in Moscow. Activist Alexander Zimbovsky, who was arrested on January 6, was sentenced to 15 days in jail, according to the Russian human rights resource OVD-Info.
Russian human rights activists say that Arshak Makichyan was detained on January 7 near the monument to Kazakh poet Abai Kunanbayev. He was picketing against the involvement of Russian troops in Kazakhstan.
Later it emerged that not far from the Kazakhstan embassy in Moscow, the police detained two underage girls who wanted to attach to the embassy building posters with inscriptions “Shal, ket! (“Old Man, go away!”) and “CSTO, ket!” (“CSTO, go away!”).
It is also reported that Russian activist Alexander Zimbovsky, who was detained while picketing on January 6, was sentenced to 15 days in jail for allegedly disobeying the police.