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Vladimir Putin’s opponent Alexei Navalny was arrested upon his return to Russia

Moscow.- The leader of the Russian opposition Alexei Navalny Police arrested him today at the passport office of Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, according to live.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnJan 18th, 2021

Navalny releases investigation into Putin s palace

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who was arrested on his return to Russia last weekend, released an investigation Tuesday into a lavish Black Sea property he claimed is owned by President Vladimir Putin......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Putin opponent Navalny poisoned – lawyer

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was "poisoned" by an unidentified toxic substance but doctors have sent him back to jail despite his condition, his lawyer and personal physician said Monday, July 29. President Vladimir Putin's top opponent was rushed to hospital on Sunday, July 28, a day after ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2019

Russian opposition plans election protest despite crackdown

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian opposition and ordinary Muscovites plan to take to the streets of Moscow Saturday, July 27 to demand free and fair polls despite a police crackdown including the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny . This week authorities jailed President Vladimir Putin 's top opponent for 30 days ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2019

Who is Alexei Navalny?

A charismatic anti-corruption campaigner, Alexei Navalny has been Russia's leading opposition politician for around a decade, determined to challenge Vladimir Putin's grip on power despite frequent prison stays and even damage to his health......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020

Dozens arrested at huge opposition rally in Moscow

MOSCOW, Russia – Nearly 50,000 opposition supporters rallied and dozens were arrested in Moscow on Saturday, August 10, at one of the largest authorized protests since President Vladimir Putin's return to the Kremlin in 2012. Demonstrators crowded the central Prospekt Andreya Sakharova street, where city authorities deployed a massive ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2019

Russia police violence under review after 3,300 protesters held: monitor

More than 3,300 protesters were arrested at demonstrations in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, a monitor reported Sunday, as prosecutors probed possible violence “on the part of law enforcement.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 24th, 2021

Putin critic Navalny in intensive care after ‘intentional poisoning’

MOSCOW — The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was in intensive care in a Siberian hospital on Thursday after he fell ill in what his spokeswoman said was a suspected poisoning. Navalny, a 44-year-old lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner who is among President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, was being treated in a hospital in the city of […] The post Putin critic Navalny in intensive care after ‘intentional poisoning’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2020

Russia confirms it will appeal 4-year Olympic ban

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia confirmed Friday that it will appeal its four-year Olympic ban for manipulating doping data. The Russian anti-doping agency, known as RUSADA, sent a formal letter disagreeing with the sanctions imposed earlier this month by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The case is now heading to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Next year's Olympics in Tokyo will be the third consecutive edition of the games preceded by a legal battle over Russian doping issues. RUSADA said it “disputes the (WADA) notice in its entirety," including the evidence of tampering with the data archive. The data was handed over in January and was meant to clear up past cover-ups, but has led to more legal tussles. RUSADA's own CEO, Yuri Ganus, attached his own note of protest to Friday's letter. Ganus is critical of Russian officials and had disagreed with the decision to appeal. He was overruled by his agency's founders, which include some of Russia's most influential sports leaders. The WADA sanctions ban the use of the Russian team name, flag or anthem at a range of major sports competitions over the next four years, including next year's Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup. Ganus said he believes any appeal has little chance of success and could even lead to harsher sanctions, including a ban of all Russian athletes, who under the current ban are allowed to compete as neutrals. “There is a possibility of entering the case new players which may demand from the court not to soften the sanctions but to toughen them,” Ganus said. "The sanctions regime that is in place against the Russian sport is not full, it is not a 100 percent. There were greater sanctions, up to a ban of all athletes." Russians will be allowed to compete in Tokyo as unaffiliated athletes if they pass a vetting process that examines their history of drug testing, and possible involvement in cover-ups at the lab. That has prompted anger from some Western athletes and organizations like the United States Anti-Doping Agency, which wanted a blanket ban on Russian athletes. The appeal was widely expected with Russian President Vladimir Putin having branded the ban “unfair.” RUSADA's supervisory board voted Dec. 19 to file an arbitration case with CAS in Switzerland after WADA ruled Russia had manipulated doping laboratory data to cover up past offenses. Putin has said it was not fair to threaten Russia with more doping-related punishment, and that any sanctions should be on an individual basis. “I think it is not just unfair but not corresponding to common sense and law,” Putin said. After a panel of three CAS arbitrators is chosen, a verdict will be issued within three months. Putin added that WADA's recommended four-year ban on Russia hosting major sports competitions would have little effect, pointing to the 2022 men's volleyball world championships as an event Russia intends to keep. WADA demands events are moved unless it's "legally or practically impossible" to do so, which could create a loophole for event organizers who don't want to break financial commitments. That ban already doesn't apply to next year's European Championship soccer games in St. Petersburg or the 2021 Champions League final, both of which are exempt because they're continental, not world, championships. Russia handed over the lab's doping data archive in January in return for having earlier sanctions lifted in 2018. WADA investigators found evidence that Russia was intensively editing the data in the weeks before the handover to remove signs of failed drug tests. Ganus has said he believes the editing took place, and he said a hearing reveal further evidence of data manipulation. “What are the risks? First of all, it is a public hearing, which will reveal to the whole world the supporting information of the official position of sports authorities on changes in the computer database,” Ganus said. WADA said it found fake messages spliced into chat logs in an apparent attempt to smear former lab director Grigory Rodchenkov, who's become a key witness for WADA since leaving Russia. Rodchenkov went public with allegations of a vast state-sponsored doping scheme after the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where Russia was the top medal-winning country......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 28th, 2019

Russian ISIS women appeal to Putin to bring them home

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian women who were held in Kurdish-controlled camps in Syria as Islamic State group supporters have recorded emotional appeals to President Vladimir Putin to help them return home. The audio recordings released by RBK news website late Saturday, October 26, were provided by Chechen rights ombudswoman Kheda Saratova, who ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2019

Putin critic Navalny hospitalized after allergic reaction in jail

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny who was taken from jail to hospital suffering an allergic reaction could have been exposed to an "unknown chemical substance", his doctor said. The Putin critic is serving a 30-day jail sentence for calling a mass protest after authorities blocked prominent opposition candidates ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2019

More than 400 arrested at Moscow police abuse march – monitor

MOSCOW, Russia – More than 400 people including Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny were detained in Moscow on Wednesday, June 12, a monitor said, as authorities sought to break up a rally urging police reform after the framing of a journalist on drugs charges. Many Russians had hoped to harness ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2019

Putin calls Erdogan, hopes for speedy return to stability

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday, July 17, describing the attempted coup as unacceptable and voicing hope for a speedy return to stability. Putin stressed the "categorical u.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2016

Russia: US & lsquo;playing with fire& rsquo; by imposing sanctions

Moscow---Russia warned Wednesday it would “rebuff aggression” after the United States slapped Kremlin-linked officials with sanctions over the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

EU likely to approve sanctions over Russia crackdown

EU foreign ministers are expected to give the go-ahead Monday to sanctions on Russia over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and a crackdown on protests......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

US demands Russia free Navalny immediately and unconditionally

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday condemned a Russian court's jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny as a violation of his rights and demanded his release.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

Hundreds held as Russian police clamp down on Navalny protests

Police detained hundreds of people across Russia and blocked off the center of Moscow on Sunday in a massive clampdown on protests demanding the release of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. From Vladivostok in the Far East to Saint Petersburg on the Baltic Sea, thousands of police in riot gear were deployed to prevent a […] The post Hundreds held as Russian police clamp down on Navalny protests appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 31st, 2021

Mexico to get 24 million Russian Sputnik V virus vaccine doses

Mexico on Monday agreed to acquire 24 million doses of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said after talking with President Vladimir Putin......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 26th, 2021

Kremlin critic detained

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Police detained top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Sunday when he flew back to Russia months after barely surviving a poisoning attack, prompting a new wave of Western condemnation. Navalny was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport less than an hour after he flew in from Germany, where he had been recovering […] The post Kremlin critic detained appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

US says strongly condemns arrest of Kremlin critic Navalny

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday the United States "strongly condemns" the arrest of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who was detained when returning to Russia for the first time since his poisoning last summer......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Biden’s national security advisor calls for Navalny’s release

President-elect Joe Biden’s national security advisor, Jake Sullivan, on Sunday called for Russia to immediately release Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who was detained when returning home for the first time since his poisoning last summer. “Mr. Navalny should be immediately released, and the perpetrators of the outrageous attack on his life must be held accountable,” […] The post Biden’s national security advisor calls for Navalny’s release appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021