Russian Police Detain 4 Student Journalists in Campus Raid

Four journalists at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics were detained in a raid by Russian police Wednesday for suspected anti-Kremlin activity.

DOXA, an independent magazine set up by students and graduates in 2017, published a video that challenged the university’s decision to expel students participating in pro-Alexei Navalny protests. 

Navalny was arrested earlier this year for violating his parole over a 2014 money laundering charge, a claim he rejects.

Navalny claims President Vladimir Putin attempted to poison him  for his anti-Kremlin movement which the Kremlin continues to deny on all accounts. 

DOXA has since taken down the video despite opposition. The student outlet lost its formal status in 2019 after supporting student protesters who were fined that year. 

Prosecutors in Moscow notably ordered universities to report any kind of anti-Kremlin activity on campuses back in October.

The local police has not yet answered requests for comment.

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