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Thousands detained in Russia following protests in support of jailed opposition leader

Nearly 1,400 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 …

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Navalny: Scores arrested as anti-Putin protests continue in Russia

More than 1000 people have been detained at rallies in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Russia, a monitoring group says. In Moscow police have closed metro stations and are restricting movement in the city centre. About 140 people have been detained there. Mr Navalny was jailed on his return to Russia after recovering from an attempt to …

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