February 22, 2018 / 11:31 AM / 6 months ago

Russian opposition leader Navalny released in Moscow

MOSCOW, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was released by police on Thursday less than an hour after he was detained in Moscow.

Navalny tweeted that he had been released and given a document on legal procedures against him for organising unsanctioned protests.

“I don’t know what it was and why seven people detained me,” Navalny tweeted. (Reporting by Kevin O’Flynn; editing by Polina Devitt)

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