Russia Opposition Leader Ilya Yashin Arrested

Russia Opposition Leader Ilya Yashin Arrested

May 21, 2012

Prominent Russian opposition leader Ilya Yashin was arrested in Moscow last week and sentenced to 10 days in prison, after taking part in a demonstration against Vladimir Putin and his government. Yashin was a guest at the Movies that Matter Festival 2012, that took place at the end of March in The Hague. Yashin is portrayed in the critical documentary Putin's Kiss that was screened at the festival.