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Navalny was arrested on Jan. 17 when he returned to Moscow from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from a severe nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin and which Russian authorities deny.(AP Photo)

2,100 arrested at protests demanding Alexei Navalny's release

AP, Moscow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:47 PM IST
In Moscow, thousands of demonstrators filled Pushkin Square in the city center, where clashes with police broke out and demonstrators were roughly dragged off by helmeted riot officers to police buses and detention trucks, some beaten with batons.
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Police on Saturday detained over 1,300 protesters, including Navalny's wife, according to protest monitor OVD Info(AP)
Police on Saturday detained over 1,300 protesters, including Navalny's wife, according to protest monitor OVD Info(AP)

Russia accuses US embassy of publishing Navalny supporters' 'protest routes'

AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:29 PM IST
  • The embassy had distributed a "demonstration alert" to US citizens in Russia recommending they avoid protests. The embassy said Saturday it was following the rallies, adding that Washington supported "the right of all people to peaceful protest, freedom of expression."
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People show posters as they as they attend a protest against the jailing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in front of the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. A Russian judge had ordered opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days, after the leading Kremlin critic returned to Russia from Germany where he was recovering from nerve agent poisoning. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)(AP)
People show posters as they as they attend a protest against the jailing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in front of the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. A Russian judge had ordered opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days, after the leading Kremlin critic returned to Russia from Germany where he was recovering from nerve agent poisoning. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)(AP)

Protests erupt across Russia demanding Alexei Navalny's release

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:09 PM IST
Navalny has been a thorn in the Kremlin’s side for a decade, unusually durable in an opposition movement often demoralized by repressions.
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Riot police officers run during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP)
Riot police officers run during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP)

Police detain 1,090 people at Russia rallies to back Kremlin foe Navalny

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:29 PM IST
At least 40,000 people joined a protest in central Moscow, according to a Reuters estimates, and rallies took place in dozens of other cities and towns.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia Navalnaya are seen on board a plane during a flight from Berlin to Moscow, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Maria Vasilyeva/Files(REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia Navalnaya are seen on board a plane during a flight from Berlin to Moscow, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Maria Vasilyeva/Files(REUTERS)

Alexei Navalny's wife says detained at Moscow protest

AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:49 PM IST
"Apologies for the poor quality. Very bad light in the police van," she wrote on Instagram with an accompanying photo, after thousands of Navalny supporters joined nationwide demonstrations against the Kremlin.
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Khabarovsk : Police detain a man during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Khabarovsk, 6,100 kilometers (3,800 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Authorities in Russia have taken measures to curb protests planned for Saturday against the jailing of Navalny. AP/PTI(AP01_23_2021_000017B)(AP)
Khabarovsk : Police detain a man during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Khabarovsk, 6,100 kilometers (3,800 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Authorities in Russia have taken measures to curb protests planned for Saturday against the jailing of Navalny. AP/PTI(AP01_23_2021_000017B)(AP)

Russia arrests protesters demanding Alexei Navalny's release

AP, Moscow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:16 PM IST
Authorities say his stay in Germany violated terms of a suspended sentence in a criminal conviction in a case that Navalny says was illegitimate.
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Navalny has accused Putin of ordering his poisoning. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied the accusation.(Reuters file photo)
Navalny has accused Putin of ordering his poisoning. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied the accusation.(Reuters file photo)

EXPLAINER: Why Alexei Navalny is a thorn in the Kremlin's side

AP, Moscow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:21 PM IST
Navalny vowed to return to Russia and continue his work, while authorities threatened him with arrest.
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Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(File photo)(AFP )
Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(File photo)(AFP )

Kremlin says unfazed by calls for sanctions over Navalny's detention

Reuters, Moscow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:14 PM IST
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have said they want European Union foreign ministers to discuss sanctions against Russia over its handling of the case.
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Russia has rejected calls from the US and European governments to release Navalny.(via REUTERS)
Russia has rejected calls from the US and European governments to release Navalny.(via REUTERS)

Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny urges West to impose sanctions on Putin allies

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:47 PM IST
Navalny identified eight people as potential targets for punitive measures, including billionaire Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich.
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Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has returned to Russia, despite having been the victim of an attempted killing,(Reuters)
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has returned to Russia, despite having been the victim of an attempted killing,(Reuters)

UN rights office 'deeply troubled' by Russian activist Alexei Navalny’s arrest

PTI, United Nations
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:32 AM IST
Two independent UN human rights experts saluted the bravery of the anti-corruption activist and called on Russia to release him.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is escorted by police officers after a court hearing, in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia.(via REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is escorted by police officers after a court hearing, in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia.(via REUTERS)

Jailed Navalny calls on supporters to protest after court jails him for 30 days

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:49 AM IST
With the court's order on Monday, Navalny will have to remain in prison till February 15 and a different court has been set to decide whether to convert his suspended three and a half year sentence into real jail time.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny faces three and a half years in prison at a hearing set for January 29 on charges of violating the terms of a suspended sentence.(AFP)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny faces three and a half years in prison at a hearing set for January 29 on charges of violating the terms of a suspended sentence.(AFP)

Russia ignores appeals, sends Alexei Navalny to prison

Agencies, Moscow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 03:16 AM IST
Alexei Navalny was stopped by police on Sunday night at passport control as he landed in Moscow from Berlin, where he’d gone for treatment after falling ill in August that he and western governments believe resulted from poisoning carried out by the Kremlin.
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Western countries may consider targeted sanctions on Russian individuals deemed to have been involved in Navalny's arrest and any decision to jail him.(AFP)
Western countries may consider targeted sanctions on Russian individuals deemed to have been involved in Navalny's arrest and any decision to jail him.(AFP)

How might EU react after Russia arrests opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:04 PM IST
Here are some of the measures which the EU might consider taking, based on proposals mooted in previous cases when the West considered sanctions against Russia.
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A man holds a placard reading "For Navalny!" as people, including supporters of Alexei Navalny, gather outside a police station where the Russian opposition leader is being held following his detention, in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov(REUTERS)
A man holds a placard reading "For Navalny!" as people, including supporters of Alexei Navalny, gather outside a police station where the Russian opposition leader is being held following his detention, in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov(REUTERS)

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny urges Russians to take to streets

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:03 PM IST
The United Nations and Western nations told Russia to immediately free the opposition politician.
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Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia sit on the plane on a flight to Moscow, at the Airport Berlin Brandenburg in Schoenefeld, Germany.(AP)
Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia sit on the plane on a flight to Moscow, at the Airport Berlin Brandenburg in Schoenefeld, Germany.(AP)

Russian judge orders to jail Kremlin critic Navalny for 30 days: Spokesperson

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:00 PM IST
Navalny was detained at a Moscow airport on Sunday after flying home for the first time since he was poisoned last summer.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks with journalists upon the arrival at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia.(REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks with journalists upon the arrival at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia.(REUTERS)

‘Appalling’: World leaders react to Alexei Navalny’s arrest in Russia

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:26 PM IST
Navalny has been at the forefront of the anti-corruption struggle in Russia and has organised several demonstrations in the past against President Vladimir Putin and his political allies.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks with journalists upon the arrival at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Polina Ivanova(REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks with journalists upon the arrival at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Polina Ivanova(REUTERS)

Detained Kremlin foe Navalny rushed to court, Moscow tells West to butt out

Reuters, Moscow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:17 PM IST
Four masked police officers detained Navalny at passport control on Sunday evening.
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Alexei Navalny and his wife Yuliastand in line at the passport control after arriving at Sheremetyevo airport, outside Moscow, Russia.(AP)
Alexei Navalny and his wife Yuliastand in line at the passport control after arriving at Sheremetyevo airport, outside Moscow, Russia.(AP)

Western anger over Navalny case meant to distract from problems at home: Russia

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:16 PM IST
Police detained Navalny on his arrival in Moscow on Sunday after he flew home from Germany for the first time since he was poisoned last summer.
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The 44-year-old Navalny was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport less than an hour after he flew in from Germany.(Reuters)
The 44-year-old Navalny was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport less than an hour after he flew in from Germany.(Reuters)

Germany calls for Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's immediate release

AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 01:46 PM IST
Navalny "took the conscious decision to return to Russia because he sees it as his personal and political home", German foreign minister Heiko Maas said.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(REUTERS)

Russia detains Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny on return to Moscow

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:41 AM IST
Navalny, whose anti-corruption exposes and success in galvanizing anti-government votes have increasingly needled the authorities, had been recovering in Germany from a nerve-agent attack in August that he and Western governments blamed on Putin.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia are seen in a Pobeda plane heading from Berlin to Moscow.(AFP)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia are seen in a Pobeda plane heading from Berlin to Moscow.(AFP)

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny lands in Moscow after plane diverted

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:05 PM IST
Police detained several people at Vnukovo airport and cleared a crowd out of the terminal.
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Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia sit in the plane prior to flight to Moscow in the Airport Berlin Brandenburg in Schoenefeld, Germany.(AP)
Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia sit in the plane prior to flight to Moscow in the Airport Berlin Brandenburg in Schoenefeld, Germany.(AP)

Explained: Why Kremlin critic Navalny faces immediate arrest in Russia?

Written by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:01 PM IST
Navalny has been jailed several times over various charges, which the Russian leader has denounced as politically motivated.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is seen onboard a plane at an airport in Berlin, Germany.(REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is seen onboard a plane at an airport in Berlin, Germany.(REUTERS)

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny takes off on plane to Russia despite arrest threat

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:52 PM IST
Navalny announced Wednesday that he would return, despite Russian authorities' threats to put him behind bars again.
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Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny gestures while speaking to a crowd during a political protest in Moscow, Russia. (AP)
Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny gestures while speaking to a crowd during a political protest in Moscow, Russia. (AP)

Navalny plans to return to Russia after recovery in Germany

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 04:06 PM IST
Navalny announced Wednesday that he would return, despite Russian authorities' threats to put him behind bars again.
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Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny in a rally.(Reuters/ File photo)
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny in a rally.(Reuters/ File photo)

Kremlin foe Navalny faces arrest as flies back to Russia

AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 09:29 AM IST
Russia's prison service (FSIN) is now saying Navalny may face jail time on arrival to Moscow for violating the terms of a 2014 suspended sentence he was handed on fraud charges.
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FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia, February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia, February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo(REUTERS)

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny may face 3.5 years jail on return to Russia

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 02:45 PM IST
Vadim Kobzev, one of Navalny's lawyers, told Reuters on Thursday that Navalny had now been put on a national wanted list because Russia's prison service accuses him of not reporting to them at the end of last year in connection with a suspended sentence for embezzlement which he was serving out.
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 29, 2020 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny takes part in a march in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov in downtown Moscow. - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is currently in Germany recovering from a poisoning attack, said on January 13 he intends to return to Russia on January 17. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 29, 2020 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny takes part in a march in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov in downtown Moscow. - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is currently in Germany recovering from a poisoning attack, said on January 13 he intends to return to Russia on January 17. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)(AFP)

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he will return to Russia on Sunday

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 02:17 PM IST
Navalny wrote on Instagram that he had probably almost fully recovered his health now and said it was time to return to Russia despite various legal threats hanging over him.
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Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia.(Reuters/ File photo)
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia.(Reuters/ File photo)

Russia opens new criminal case against Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:48 AM IST
Navalny is one of President Vladimir Putin’s leading critics and the Kremlin has said he is free to return home just like any other Russian citizen, something he has said he plans to do.
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Navalny has accused Putin of ordering his poisoning. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied the accusation.(Reuters file photo)
Navalny has accused Putin of ordering his poisoning. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied the accusation.(Reuters file photo)

Russian investigators open new fraud probe involving Navalny

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 10:58 AM IST
The Investigative Committee, Russia’s main investigative agency, said on Tuesday it has opened a new criminal case against Navalny on charges of large-scale fraud related to his alleged mishandling of some USD 5 million in private donations to his Anti-Corruption Foundation and other organisations.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(REUTERS)

Russia opens new fraud probe involving Alexei Navalny

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Moscow
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 03:19 AM IST
The Investigative Committee, Russia’s main investigative agency, said it has opened a new criminal case against Navalny on charges of large-scale fraud related to his alleged mishandling of some $5 million in private donations to his Anti-Corruption Foundation and other organizations.
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