Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday dismissed the idea of a political amnesty because there are no political prisoners in the country.
“I don’t quite understand what is meant by political amnesty. I don’t think we have any political prisoners, thank God,” he said, adding that there is talk about political prisoners but no names are provided.
“They [the opposition] should have shown at least one person who is in prison for political reasons,” Putin said.
Opposition activists said at an anti-Putin rally on Saturday they had prepared a list of some 40 political prisoners and would shortly present it to the Kremlin.