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RT published this video item, entitled “Navalny detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport” – below is their description.
Russian opposition figure Alexei #Navalny has been detained by police at #Moscow’s #Sheremetyevo Airport after returning from Germany, where he had been recovering following an alleged poisoning attempt last summer.
Navalny and his wife Yulia left the plane together, on Sunday evening, with the rest of the passengers and drove to the terminal in a bus. The activist was arrested at the immigration desk.
Russia’s prison authority has confirmed the detention. Navalny, who was wanted for breaching the terms of his probation, from a previous criminal case, will remain in custody until the court rules on pre-trial restrictions against him, it said.
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