Police release Alexey Navalny

Police release Alexey Navalny
Alexey Navalny

The opposition leader was detained in the afternoon of February 22 in Moscow while he was walking out of a dental clinic. Navalny is accused of a second participation in an unsanctioned event, for which he faces up to 30 days of jail.

Alexey Navalny was released from the Moscow Yakimanka PD after a protocol was handed to him saying that an administrative case was brought against him under Art. 20.2.8 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation. The politician twitted the news, saying that he was released pending trial, but he does not know when it is going to take place.

The political leader was detained in the afternoon of February 22 in Moscow as he was walking out of a dental clinic. Navalny is accused of a second participation in an unsanctioned event, for which he faces up to 30 days of jail.

Half an hour before Navalny, his campaign manager Leonid Volkov had been detained at Sheremetyevo airport, as he was going to fly to Ufa to visit an event associated with the "voters’ strike". His whereabouts are still unknown.

On January 28, Alexey Navalny’s headquarters held an all-Russian action supporting the "voters’ strike" to boycott the election after he was told he could not run for president.

Alexey Navalny was detained at the riot in Moscow, but then released after an administrative protocol was filled out. The politician believes that the police are playing for time to put him behind bars right before the March 18 presidential elections.

Roman Rubanov, Anti-Corruption Foundation director, is currently under arrest. FBK press secretary Kira Yarmysh and press secretary of Navalny’s campaign Ruslan Shaveddinov served a few days of arrest, too.

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