Supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny are detained by police after an unauthorised action in Moscow on July 8, 2017, a day after Navalny was released from 25 days in jail for organising unauthorised protests. The 41-year-old Kremlin critic was sentenced to 25 days in police cells for organising a day of protests on June 12 against official corruption and Putin's rule that saw more than 1,700 protesters detained nationwide. / AFP PHOTO / Maxim ZMEYEV (Photo credit should read MAXIM ZMEYEV/AFP/Getty Images)

In recent months, journalists, Jehovah’s Witnesses and a librarian have all fallen foul of Russia’s controversial and increasingly utilized anti-extremism law. Now a new group could soon be added to that list: feminists.
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On Monday, a group of women on a feminist retreat in Russia’s southern Black Sea region of Krasnodar were hauled to a police station, questioned about an alleged breach of public order and told to sign documents warning them against carrying out any “extremist activity,” Human Rights Watch reported. The women reportedly refused to follow the order but were later released.
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At the police station, the five women—Lolita Agamalova, Lada Garina, Elena Ivanova, Taisia Simonova, and Oksana Vasyakina—were also searched, ordered to turn off their phones and file …
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