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17 Jan 2021

Russian opposition leader detained by police upon arriving home after poisoning

Correspondent

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has spent five months in Berlin recovering from a poisoning attack, has been detained by police after arriving back in Moscow in the last hour.

The Kremlin critic risks being arrested but told hoards of reporters on board his flight that he was “an innocent person” and he was not afraid.

He says the Russian authorities were behind the attempt to kill him and his claim has been backed by investigative journalists.