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Scores of protesters detained in Armenia

More than 200 protesters have been detained on Monday in the Armenian capital of Yerevan during mass protests sparked by recent remarks by the country’s prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, about the longstanding Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The weekend saw thousands of opposition supporters gather in central Yerevan as part of a campaign …

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Detained Ukrainian opposition leader issues swap plea

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has published a video in which detained Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Medvedchuk asks Russia’s and Ukraine’s presidents to swap him for the “defenders and residents” of Mariupol. “I, Medvedchuk Viktor Vladimirovich, want to ask Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that the …

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Hundreds detained at anti-war protests in Russia

Anti-war slogans filled central Moscow and Saint Petersburg streets on Thursday, as hundreds took to protest against the ongoing Russian military operation in Ukraine. Police in the Russian capital have said they temporarily detained 600 people. In Moscow, a crowd of demonstrators gathered on central Pushkinskaya Square, many of them …

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Western media’s favorite Russian conspiracy theorist detained

A well-known Russian conspiracy theorist, who previously claimed that President Vladimir Putin was planning to step down because he had cancer and Parkinson’s disease, has been detained for questioning by Moscow law enforcement, according to his lawyer. Local media reported on Wednesday that Solovey, a political scientist and former professor …

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Djokovic detained in Australia again

Australian immigration authorities have detained Novak Djokovic, arguing that although the Serbian’s medical exemption from the Covid-19 vaccination was valid, his views are too dangerous to let him stay. Djokovic was detained at an address in Melbourne early Saturday morning, in line with a court order from the day prior, …

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Grenade-wielding anti-vaxxer detained at New Year celebration

A man with a hand grenade on him was detained by police outside a New Year’s Eve celebrations venue in the center of Bulgaria’s capital Sofia late on Friday after shouting anti-vax slogans. The troublemaker had been picking on people near Battenberg Square, where a light show dedicated to the …

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