Navalny held upon arrival in Moscow after 5-month recovery in Berlin

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny was detained shortly after landing at Sheremetyevo airport near Moscow late Sunday, according to a post on Navalny’s Telegram channel. The Kremlin critic was travelling home after spending five months in Germany, where he received emergency medical treatment following his poisoning with the nerve agent Novichok. The 44-year-old was detained while going through passport control and is to be remanded in custody until a court decision, with a trial scheduled for January 29. Russian authorities accuse Navalny of breaking the terms of a suspended sentence and probat…

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