by Zero Hedge


update: As fully expected Alexei Navalny has been arrested upon his Pobeda airlines flight from Berlin landing in Moscow after Russian authorities threatened to do so over his violating probation from a prior criminal case.

Bloomberg reports that upon the plane’s arrival Sunday night (local time) the 44-year old Kremlin critic and activist “was met by officers at passport control as he landed in Moscow on a plane from Berlin Sunday, according to a live video feed on his YouTube channel.”

“The Federal Penitentiary Service said he had been detained for violating the terms of a suspended sentence, state-run Tass reported.”

And further, “He kissed his wife, Yuliya, goodbye before walking off with police. Authorities said he would be held pending a court decision on his sentence.”

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