Russia: Hundreds rally in Moscow against new anti-terror laws

Hundreds of Russians rallied in Moscow's Sokolniki Park, Tuesday to protest against anti-terror laws drafted in by the State Duma in April.
There was a light police presence at the demonstration whose attendees included well-known politician and opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, blogger Anton Nosik and activist Ilya Yashin. Protesters carried banners with slogans such as "down with political oppression".
The anti-terrorism bills toughen penalties for extremism and punish failure to report crimes. They also oblige network operators to store data on user's calls, images and messages for a longer period of time, a measure which telecoms firms have said will incur huge additional costs.

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