Alexei Navalny detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo

Alexei Navalny detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny who was put on the wanted list for missing several criminal inspection registrations as a person under a suspended sentence for the Yves Rocher case has been detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Sunday, the press service for the Moscow department of the Federal Penitentiary Service said.

"On January 17, Alexey Navalny who is under a suspended sentence was detained by officers of the search section of the Moscow department of the Federal Penitentiary Service at the Sheremetyevo airport. He has been on the wanted list since December 29, 2020 for repeated violations of the probation term. Further measures of restraint will be determined by court. Navalny will be in custody until a court ruling," TASS cited the report as saying.

"Navalny was detained under the December 29, 2020 resolution of the chief of the Federal Penitentiary Service’s Moscow department which put convict Navalny on the wanted list for repeated violations of the terms of the probation period and issued an instruction to detain him when his whereabout are identified," the press service added.

According to the press service, Navalny’s attorney was notified about his placing on the wanted list and about a motion referred to Moscow’s Simonovsky district court on revoking his suspended sentence and enforcing the court verdict.

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