Navalny detained in Russia | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 18, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:18 AM, January 18, 2021

Navalny detained in Russia

Russian police detained Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny at passport control after he flew home to Russia yesterday. It was the first time Navalny has been back home since he was poisoned last summer. His plane was diverted to another Moscow airport at the last minute in an apparent effort by authorities to thwart journalists and supporters greeting him. Navalny was detained when he showed his passport to border guards before formally entering Russia, Reuters witnesses said. His wife, Yulia, his spokeswoman and his lawyer were allowed to enter Russia. Russian capital's prison service had said beforehand it would do everything to arrest him once he returned, accusing him of flouting the terms of a suspended prison sentence for embezzlement, a 2014 case Navalny says was trumped up. 

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