In a statement issued, the Lisbon City Council apologized for its actions, while renouncing close cooperation with the Russian authorities. “We reject all allegations of our partnership with the Russian regime,” the Lisbon authorities wrote.

The document indicated that the Russian diplomatic circles in the Portuguese capital were provided with the statements of three Russian citizens who organized a demonstration in support of the opposition Alexei Navalny there.

The Lisbon authorities have confirmed that they have recently adapted their provisions to the Personal Data Protection Act so that similar events do not occur.

And Radio Observador, which reached out to the three organizers of the anti-Putin demonstration, indicated that these people now fear for their lives. The broadcaster reports concerns that the Lisbon authorities have also provided details of the organizers of other demonstrations, including against the authorities of Cuba, Israel and Angola and their embassies in Portugal.

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