MASS DETENTION IN RUSSIA AFTER THE SENTENCEING OF VLADIMIR PUTIN CRITIC ALEZEI NAVALNY.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 3, 2021
Reports say nearly one thousand four hundred people were detained in Russia during Tuesday’s protests in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny rights monitors say.
In Moscow riot police were filmed beating demonstrators with batons.
Mr. Navalny, 44 was earlier jailed for three and a half years for violating the conditions of a suspended sentence; he says the case was fabricated.
He returned to Russia in January after being treated in Germany for a near fatal nerve agent attack last August.
Mr. Navalny says Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the attack with the Novichok agent, describing him as a “prisoner” the Kremlin denies the allegation.