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Russia: Police detain supporters of Navalny at Moscow rally 02:06

Russia: Police detain supporters of Navalny at Moscow rally

Russian Federation, Moscow
January 23, 2021 at 12:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters gathered for an unauthorised rally in support of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny in Moscow on Saturday at which police carried out numerous detentions.

Police officers were also seen handing out protective masks to protesters while warning that the rally was unauthorised.

Navalny was detained on January 17 upon his return to Russia from Germany, where he spent nearly five months recovering from an alleged Novichok nerve agent attack.

After Navalny's arrest his associates called on supporters to join demonstrations in dozens of Russian cities on Saturday.

Russian police have warned against attendance at unsanctioned rallies, citing restrictions on public gatherings due to the pandemic.

On Monday Navalny was jailed for 30 days for breaching parole conditions of a suspended sentence from a 2014 embezzlement conviction. Navalny said the court ruling held inside the police station was a ‘mockery.’ His parole review hearing is currently scheduled to take place on January 29.

Russia: Police detain supporters of Navalny at Moscow rally 02:06
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Protesters gathered for an unauthorised rally in support of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny in Moscow on Saturday at which police carried out numerous detentions.

Police officers were also seen handing out protective masks to protesters while warning that the rally was unauthorised.

Navalny was detained on January 17 upon his return to Russia from Germany, where he spent nearly five months recovering from an alleged Novichok nerve agent attack.

After Navalny's arrest his associates called on supporters to join demonstrations in dozens of Russian cities on Saturday.

Russian police have warned against attendance at unsanctioned rallies, citing restrictions on public gatherings due to the pandemic.

On Monday Navalny was jailed for 30 days for breaching parole conditions of a suspended sentence from a 2014 embezzlement conviction. Navalny said the court ruling held inside the police station was a ‘mockery.’ His parole review hearing is currently scheduled to take place on January 29.