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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained in Moscow

Anti-corruption campaigner and Vladimir Putin adversary faces 30 days in jail ahead of election

The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained by police then released a short while later weeks ahead of a presidential election in which he has been barred from running.

The 41-year-old anti-corruption campaigner has been repeatedly jailed for organising some of Russia’s biggest protests in recent years, railing against what he says are the gilded lives of Vladimir Putin and his inner circle.

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