'We Don’t Want Protests Like in Paris Here,' Putin Says, Explaining Jailing of Activist

themoscowtimes.com | 12/30/2018 | Staff
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“We don’t want to have events that resemble those in Paris, in which cobblestone pavements are torn up and everything is set on fire,” the president said at an annual meeting with Russia’s Presidential Human Rights Council on Tuesday when asked about Ponomaryov's detention.

Putin said that he'd ask prosecutors to review Ponomaryov’s detention, but added that it was “impossible” for him to “question the court’s decision.”

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