Moscow, (EFE).- At least 1,386 people have been arrested in Russia in the demonstrations called by a peace movement against the partial mobilization decreed on Wednesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin to face the defeats suffered in Ukraine.
As the independent organization OVD-Info, which monitors arrests, reports today on its Telegram channel, arrests have been recorded in 38 cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Volgograd, Samara, Smolensk or Belgorod .
Sentences of up to 15 years in prison
The Moscow prosecutor’s office has warned that organizing and participating in illegal actions will be punished with up to 15 years in prison.
The dissemination of calls to participate in illegal actions or to commit other illegal acts on social networks will also be sanctioned administratively or criminally.
Putin announced on Wednesday a “partial mobilization” in a televised address to the nation, in which he accused the West of seeking the destruction of Russia.
According to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigú, a total of 300,000 reservists will be called up, who have completed their compulsory military service or have military experience.