Russian President Vladimir Putin has amended and tightened the law to allow fines and forced labor to be imposed on participants in protests that do not follow the instructions of security agencies.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed amendments to some laws on the 24th, and fines will be significantly raised for participants who do not follow the instructions of police and Federal Security Service officials in protests etc. It was.

It is now possible to force these participants to work or detain them for up to 30 days.

In Russia, protests continued last year seeking the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was arrested after returning home last month after being attacked by chemical weapons nerve agents, and the administration has detained more than 10,000 people in total. I am nervous about the spread of repulsion.

Putin addressed a meeting of the Federal Security Service on the 24th, saying that other countries are interfering with Russia's internal affairs. "We are facing a policy to contain Russia. Eventually weakening Russia. The purpose is to let them take control. "

Putin is wary that the West is behind the scenes in protesting the administration, and is tightening security agencies.