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European court orders Russia to pay damages to opposition politician
European court orders Russia to pay damages to opposition politician

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday ordered Russia to pay damages for civil rights violations against a prominent opposition politician who was arrested at a street protest in Moscow in 2010 and subsequently detained. In the second of two rulings against Russia on Thursday, the Strasbourg, France-based court said the arrest of Boris Nemtsov, a former vice prime minister who co-chairs the Parnas party, at a peaceful opposition rally on New Year’s Eve was “arbitrary and unlawful.” The court ordered the Russian government to pay about $35,000 in damages and about $3,300 in expenses. It was not clear whether Russia’s Justice Ministry, which Thursday...

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