Putin-critic Alexei Navalny has been arrested ahead of Monday’s public holiday protests, his wife has announced on Twitter. Navalny’s supporters are expected to mark Russia Day with over 200 rallies nationwide.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained by police outside his Moscow home on Monday ahead of an anti-government rally he was going to hold in central Moscow.
Navalny’s wife announced the arrest on Twitter around 40 minutes before the protests were due to start. “Hello, this is Yulia Navalnaya,” she wrote. “Alexei has been detained in the stairwell.”
The protests will still go ahead, she added.
In a subsequent tweet, she posted a photo of Navalny being…
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