Russia detains scores of opposition figures at Moscow meeting

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More than 150 people held as police accuse them of links to an ‘undesirable organisation’

Russian police detained about 150 people at a meeting of independent and opposition politicians in Moscow on Saturday, accusing them of links to an “undesirable organisation”, a monitoring group and a TV station said.

The detentions come amid a crackdown on anti-Kremlin sentiment, following the arrest and imprisonment of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, who returned to Russia in January after recovering from a nerve agent poisoning in Siberia.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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