Russian opposition leader Navalny says he has been arrested
24 Jul 2019
Alexei Navalny attends a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. File photo/Reuters
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on Wednesday he has been arrested as opposition candidates maintain protests against the authorities’ refusal to put them on the ballot for a local election.
In a video on his Instagram account, the anti-corruption campaigner said he was detained as he was leaving his Moscow home to go jogging, and taken to a police station.