Demonstrators take part in a rally to support opposition and independent candidates in Moscow on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorised rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest this month on drug charges.
This week authorities jailed President Vladimir Putin’s top opponent for 30 days and launched a probe targeting his allies but activists said they would not abandon plans to attend an unauthorised rally.
The detentions came around a protest to demand that opposition members be allowed to run in a local election.
The natural pearl was found in the floor of a room discovered during excavations at Marawah Island, off the capital of the UAE, which revealed the earliest architecture found in the country.
After protesters marched in Beirut, Tripoli and other cities, Samir Geagea, head of the Lebanese forces party, said his group was resigning from the government.
Move aims to monitor the conduct and compliance of taxi drivers with the ethical and professional standards of their occupation.