28 Jan 2021

Jailed Russian politician condemns his ‘illegal’ imprisonment, as protesters rally behind him

International Editor

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has condemned his continued detention as “blatantly illegal” – after a court rejected an appeal for his release.

Thousands of his supporters turned out at rallies across the country last weekend demanding his freedom, while police have arrested some of his top aides, including his brother, and raided a number of homes.