Calls for release of Russian teenage girls arrested for extremism

The two girls were arrested under Russia's far-reaching extremism laws, but their lawyer argues that they were set up.

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    Hundreds in Moscow gathered for an unauthorised march in support of two girls arrested for their involvement with an extremist group, calling for their release.

    A lawyer for the girls has argued that the state security services set up the group and then lured the girls in, a violation of Russian law banning "Police Provocation".

    Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Moscow.


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