Analysis: Russians who protested last Saturday in cities thousands of miles from Moscow, often in difficult conditions, may indicate their concerns run broader and deeper than Alexei Navalny’s arrest and poisoning
Several allies and supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny were detained in Moscow early Thursday after mass protests last Saturday demanding his release from prison drew tens of thousands to the streets in over 100 Russian cities.
Russian police raided the offices and properties of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, including an apartment where his wife was. The searches come after tens of thousands supporters took to the streets on Saturday to call for his release from jail
First Russian authorities lock up opposition leader Alexei Navalny on the skimpiest of pretexts, then they detain his ally, Lyubov Sobol, for calling for protests on Saturday on his behalf. No Kremlin pretense of respecting political freedoms here.
Police across Russia arrested more than 2,100 people Saturday as protests erupted in support of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who was jailed last weekend when he returned to Moscow for the first time since being poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent.
Russian authorities are trying to curb protests in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was jailed after returning from Germany. Police are making arrests and officials threaten to fine social media companies ahead of Saturday's rallies.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained Saturday outside his home in Moscow ahead of planned nationwide anti-government protest rallies