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US condemns Russia’s 'harsh tactics' on protesters, demands Navalny’s release

US secretary of state Antony Blinken urged Russia to release everyone detained for “exercising their human rights”.
A participant shows a peace sign as he is detained by Law enforcement officers during a rally in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.(REUTERS)
A participant shows a peace sign as he is detained by Law enforcement officers during a rally in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 31, 2021 06:51 PM IST
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Police detain wife of jailed Kremlin critic Navalny at Moscow protest

OVD-Info, a monitoring group, said that more than 300 people had already been detained at the Moscow rally.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia Navalnaya are seen onboard a plane during a flight from Berlin to Moscow,(File Photo / REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia Navalnaya are seen onboard a plane during a flight from Berlin to Moscow,(File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Jan 31, 2021 05:48 PM IST
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Russians join protests against jailing of Kremlin critic Navalny

Police have said the protests have not been authorised and will be broken up as they were last weekend.
Police detain a woman during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Russia.(AP)
Police detain a woman during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Russia.(AP)
Published on Jan 31, 2021 01:31 PM IST
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Alexei Navalny's spokeswoman detained for violating sanitary rules at protests

"Kira Yarmysh is being detained under art. 91 of the criminal procedural code," Veronika Polyakova wrote on Twitter, adding that the case of violating sanitary and epidemiological norms at the January 23 rally had been transferred to the Investigative Committee.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh enters the Savyolovsky district court prior to a hearing into her case in Moscow on January 22, 2021. - Kira Yarmysh, a 31-year-old Navalny spokeswoman who spent the night in jail, is accused of violating legislation on public gatherings and could be detained for 10 days. Allies of jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny were facing possible fines and prison time on on January 22 in court cases that ramp up pressure on Kremlin critics ahead of weekend protests. Navalny's allies are planning to hold demonstrations on January 23 in dozens of cities in support of the Kremlin critic who was arrested and jailed on his return to Russia following a near-fatal poisoning with a nerve agent. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)(AFP)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh enters the Savyolovsky district court prior to a hearing into her case in Moscow on January 22, 2021. - Kira Yarmysh, a 31-year-old Navalny spokeswoman who spent the night in jail, is accused of violating legislation on public gatherings and could be detained for 10 days. Allies of jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny were facing possible fines and prison time on on January 22 in court cases that ramp up pressure on Kremlin critics ahead of weekend protests. Navalny's allies are planning to hold demonstrations on January 23 in dozens of cities in support of the Kremlin critic who was arrested and jailed on his return to Russia following a near-fatal poisoning with a nerve agent. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jan 31, 2021 08:29 AM IST
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Alexei Navalny's 'Putin palace' film pushes past 100 million YouTube views

Navalny, who is serving a 30-day jail stint for parole violations he calls trumped up, released the video last week in an effort to encourage people to take to the streets to demand his freedom, something tens of thousands did last weekend.
FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks as he waits for a court hearing in a police station in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia January 18, 2021, in this still image from video obtained from social media. Courtesy of Instagram @NAVALNY/Social Media via REUTERS/File Photo(via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks as he waits for a court hearing in a police station in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia January 18, 2021, in this still image from video obtained from social media. Courtesy of Instagram @NAVALNY/Social Media via REUTERS/File Photo(via REUTERS)
Published on Jan 29, 2021 03:35 PM IST
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Russian court orders Navalny to remain in jail ahead of trial

Tens of thousands of people in cities across Russia joined protests last Saturday to demand Navalny be freed from jail.
The Kremlin has rejected calls from Western leaders to release Navalny.(AP file photo)
The Kremlin has rejected calls from Western leaders to release Navalny.(AP file photo)
Published on Jan 28, 2021 07:00 PM IST
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Russia detains allies of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny

  • Alexei Navalny's top ally Lyubov Sobol, Dr. Anastasia Vasilyeva from the Alliance of Doctors union backed by Navalny, and Maria Alyokhina from the Pussy Riot punk collective have been detained for 48 hours along with Navalny's brother Oleg.
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A participant holds a placard reading "One for all, all for one" during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 28, 2021 02:48 PM IST
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EU to debate sanctions after Russia arrests thousands in pro Navalny protests

The EU already has imposed sanctions on Russian officials close to President Vladimir Putin in response to Navalny's poisoning in August.
In central Moscow on Saturday, up to 40,000 people had gathered in one of the biggest unauthorised rallies for years, police were seen roughly detaining people, bundling them into nearby vans.(Reuters)
In central Moscow on Saturday, up to 40,000 people had gathered in one of the biggest unauthorised rallies for years, police were seen roughly detaining people, bundling them into nearby vans.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 25, 2021 02:29 PM IST
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EU should punish Putin for Navalny arrest by cutting money flows: German leader

Police detained more than 3,000 people and used force to break up rallies across Russia on Saturday in support of Navalny.
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A participant holds a placard reading "One for all, all for one" during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 24, 2021 09:46 PM IST
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Russia says US comments supporting pro-Navalny protests encourages law-breaking

Dmitry Peskov made the criticism on Sunday, a day after protests took place across the country demanding the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, an anti-corruption activist who is Putin's most well-known critic.
Law enforcement officers clash with participants during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, Russia January 23, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov(REUTERS)
Law enforcement officers clash with participants during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, Russia January 23, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 24, 2021 09:13 PM IST
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2,100 arrested at protests demanding Alexei Navalny's release

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.
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)
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)
Published on Jan 23, 2021 11:47 PM IST
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Russia accuses US embassy of publishing Navalny supporters' 'protest routes'

  • 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."
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)
Published on Jan 23, 2021 09:29 PM IST
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Protests erupt across Russia demanding Alexei Navalny's release

Navalny has been a thorn in the Kremlin’s side for a decade, unusually durable in an opposition movement often demoralized by repressions.
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)
Published on Jan 23, 2021 09:09 PM IST
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Police detain 1,090 people at Russia rallies to back Kremlin foe Navalny

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.
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)
Published on Jan 23, 2021 07:29 PM IST
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Alexei Navalny's wife says detained at Moscow protest

"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.
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)
Published on Jan 23, 2021 06:49 PM IST
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Russia arrests protesters demanding Alexei Navalny's release

Authorities say his stay in Germany violated terms of a suspended sentence in a criminal conviction in a case that Navalny says was illegitimate.
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)
Published on Jan 23, 2021 02:16 PM IST
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EXPLAINER: Why Alexei Navalny is a thorn in the Kremlin's side

Navalny vowed to return to Russia and continue his work, while authorities threatened him with arrest.
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)
Published on Jan 22, 2021 01:21 PM IST
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Kremlin says unfazed by calls for sanctions over Navalny's detention

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have said they want European Union foreign ministers to discuss sanctions against Russia over its handling of the case.
Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(File photo)(AFP )
Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(File photo)(AFP )
Published on Jan 19, 2021 04:14 PM IST
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Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny urges West to impose sanctions on Putin allies

Navalny identified eight people as potential targets for punitive measures, including billionaire Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich.
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)
Published on Jan 19, 2021 02:47 PM IST
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UN rights office 'deeply troubled' by Russian activist Alexei Navalny’s arrest

Two independent UN human rights experts saluted the bravery of the anti-corruption activist and called on Russia to release him.
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)
Published on Jan 19, 2021 11:32 AM IST
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Jailed Navalny calls on supporters to protest after court jails him for 30 days

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.
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)
Published on Jan 19, 2021 05:49 AM IST
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Russia ignores appeals, sends Alexei Navalny to prison

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.
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)
Published on Jan 19, 2021 03:16 AM IST
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How might EU react after Russia arrests opposition leader Alexei Navalny

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.
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)
Published on Jan 18, 2021 09:04 PM IST
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Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny urges Russians to take to streets

The United Nations and Western nations told Russia to immediately free the opposition politician.
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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)
Published on Jan 18, 2021 08:03 PM IST
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Russian judge orders to jail Kremlin critic Navalny for 30 days: Spokesperson

Navalny was detained at a Moscow airport on Sunday after flying home for the first time since he was poisoned last summer.
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)
Published on Jan 18, 2021 08:00 PM IST
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‘Appalling’: World leaders react to Alexei Navalny’s arrest in Russia

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.
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)
Published on Jan 18, 2021 07:26 PM IST
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Detained Kremlin foe Navalny rushed to court, Moscow tells West to butt out

Four masked police officers detained Navalny at passport control on Sunday evening.
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)
Published on Jan 18, 2021 05:17 PM IST
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Western anger over Navalny case meant to distract from problems at home: Russia

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.
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)
Published on Jan 18, 2021 02:16 PM IST
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Germany calls for Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's immediate release

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.
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)
Published on Jan 18, 2021 01:46 PM IST
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Russia detains Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny on return to Moscow

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.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 18, 2021 05:41 AM IST
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