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Putin foe Navalny 'detained' ahead of anti-corruption rally in Moscow

Alexei Navalny's wife posted the information on Twitter

AFP/PTI  |  Moscow 

Alexei Navalny
Russian anti-corruption campaigner and opposition figure Alexei Navalny. Photo: Reuters

Russian opposition politician Alexei was detained on Monday en route to a political protest in Moscow, his wife wrote on his Twitter account, posting a photo of him getting into a police car.

"Hello. This is .. Alexei has been detained in the stairwell," she wrote about 40 minutes before an called by the Kremlin critic was set to start in the city centre.

First Published: Mon, June 12 2017. 18:26 IST