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Alexei Navalny is arrested as soon as he arrives in Russia

Alexei Navalny is arrested as soon as he arrives in Russia

Alexei Navalny was stopped by police as soon as he landed at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport after arriving from Germany.

Navalny's spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh told the media that she is not aware of where she was sent or why she was detained.

Navalny was in Germany for several months after being poisoned and blamed on the Russian government. In Germany he received the necessary treatment and came out of a coma.

Navalny was not the only one arrested, even some people who were waiting for him for support were also arrested. 

Among those arrested is Lyubov Sobol, a lawyer at the Navalny Anti-Corruption Foundation; Ruslan Shaveddinov, project manager at the foundation, and several journalists.

"Me, to be arrested? "I am innocent," Navalny told reporters before boarding the Pobeda plane when asked if he was aware he would be arrested.

* CNN article adapted in Albanian by Tiranapost.al