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Russian opposition leader Navalny detained without announced reason

2018-08-26 06:22
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained without explanation and the police were preventing lawyer consultations, Anti-Corruption Foundation lawyer Aleksand Pomazuyev, said on Saturday (August 25). Navalny, who has been detained and jailed several times for organizing anti-Kremlin protests, was barred from running in Russia's presidential election earlier this year on what he says was a false pretext. The 42-year-old was last sentenced to 30 days in prison in May for his role in organizing nationwide protests against President Vladimir Putin. Putin, 65, won re-election overwhelmingly in March, extending his grip over Russia for six more years. Credit: Reuters