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Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny’s 109 Supporters Arrested

Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny’s 109 Supporters Arrested

As the Ukrainian President war shows no major sign of a betting, the situation inside Russia remains stifling. In the wake to weaken the opposition, Russia has arrested close to 100 supporters of the opposition leader and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

This follows a protest that had been organised to mark the 47th birthday of the detained leader.

Meanwhile in a statement, the monitoring group OVD-Info said that several people have been detained in 23 cities across Russia and the individuals arrested as of 10:42pm Moscow time stood close to 109.

However according to Reuters, reports that footage from Russia’s two largest cities Moscow and St Petersburg shoes showed police arresting individual protesters and in one clip a man could be seen holding up a protest sign briefly before police ushered him away, “bent over as he cried in pain.”

However ever since the Russia Ukraine war begun with Russian president Vladimir Putin’s announcement of a special military operation authorities in Moscow have clamped down heavily on any signs of dissent.

Russia has imprisoned opposition figures

In addition taking the crackdown on freedom to a new level Russia has shut down independent media and most key opposition figures are in exile and some are behind bars.

Citing the Kremlin critic, AFP reports that Navalny on Sunday professed that despite tougher prison conditions and yet another spell of solitary confinement, he was still in a good mood.

However he is currently serving a nine year prison sentence on embezzlement with other charges and will soon go on trial in a new extremism case in which he faces a further 35 years in prison.

Meanwhile Alexei Navalny is convinced that authorities are trying to keep him imprisoned for the rest of his life.

In his message, the opposition leader Alexei Navalny expressed hope that…” the day will come when speaking the truth and advocating for justice will become something common place and not at all dangerous in Russia.”

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