Russian opposition leader Navalny held ahead of March election

  22 February 2018    Read: 916
Russian opposition leader Navalny held ahead of March election
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on Thursday he had been detained by police, weeks ahead of a presidential election in which he has been barred from running, REUTERS reported.

Navalny said on Twitter that he was detained by police as he left from visiting the dentist. “They are taking me somewhere,” he said.

Navalny’s detention on Thursday followed shortly after his campaign chief, Leonid Volkov, also said on Twitter that he had been detained by police at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.

Tweeting before his detention, Navalny said Volkov had been planning to fly to the Russian regional republic of Bashkortostan to organize election-monitoring activities.


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