Police arrest Navalny shortly after his release from previous detention
MOSCOW, September 24 (RAPSI) – Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny has been arrested by police officers just after release from previous detention, his spokesperson Kira Yarmysh has told RAPSI.
According to Yarmysh, the arrest is related to an unauthorized public rally held on September 9. Navalny was brought to a police station where an administrative report on the matter would be compiled. Yarmysh expects the documents to be transferred to the Simonovsky District Court of Moscow soon.
The police reported that about 2,000 people took part in the public rally on September 9. Two of them, Vasily Kostylev and Viktor Fedoseyev were charged with violence against a representative of authority and were detained by a court.
Navalny’s previous detention lasted 30 days and was related to an unauthorized public rally that occurred on January 28.