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    Kremlin Critic, Who Was Poisoned, Arrested After Returning To Russia

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in a Pobeda airlines plane travelling from Berlin to Moscow.

    Moscow:

    Russian police detained Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny at a Moscow airport shortly after he landed on a flight from Berlin, an AFP journalist at the scene said.

    Navalny’s spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh confirmed he had been detained, saying on Twitter: “Alexei was taken away by police officers at the border. With no explanation given.”

    Russia’s prison service has also confirmed that it had detained Navalny at a Moscow airport shortly after he landed on a flight from Berlin.

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    The prison service, the FSIN, said in a statement that it had detained Navalny for “multiple violations” of a 2014 suspended sentence for fraud charges, adding that “he will be held in custody” until a court ruling.

    (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)



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