Russia detained more than 3,500 Navalny supporters at mass demos

More than 3,500 people were detained when demonstrators took to the streets across Russia to demand the release of jailed dissident Alexei Navalny, civil rights activists said on Sunday. Of those, at least 1,360 were detained at the largest of Saturday’s protests in the capital Moscow, activist portal OVD-Info said. Another 523 were detained in St Petersburg. Russia’s children’s rights commissioner said around 300 minors were among those taken into custody, while the country’s journalism association said around 40 reporters were among those detained. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in…

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