[JURIST] Russian police on Tuesday arrested more than 20 people who were protesting a new bill that was introduced to the State Duma [official website, in Russian], the lower house of parliament, for a final vote. The proposed bill would raise the maximum fines [LAT report] for participating in an unsanctioned rally from 2,000 rubles (USD $60) to 300,000 rubles ($9,000) meaning a 150-fold increase. For public officials the fine would be 600,000 rubles ($18,000). The Kremlin party, or United...

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