Russia detains around 150 people, including leading opposition figures, at Moscow meeting

Russia detains around 150 people, including leading opposition figures, at Moscow meeting

Today·2021-03-13 20:01

MOSCOW - Russian police detained around 150 people at a meeting of independent and opposition politicians in Moscow on Saturday, accusing them of links to an "undesirable organisation", a monitoring group and a TV station said.

The detentions come amid a crackdown on anti-Kremlin sentiment, following the arrest and imprisonment of opposition politician Alexei Navalny who returned to Russia in January after recovering from a nerve agent poisoning in Siberia.

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