The interior Ministry said that Navalny was detained for «repeated calls to participate in the unapproved public event»

Russian law enforcers detained in the morning of 29 September, the Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny for «repeated calls to participate in the unapproved public event,» reported the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of internal Affairs (MIA) of Russia in Moscow.

«The detainee was taken to the regional police Department for the proceedings. The police urged citizens not to succumb to provocations and to refrain from engaging in inconsistent actions,» – said the interior Ministry.

On 27 September in the Main Department of the MIA of Russia in Nizhny Novgorod region urged citizens to «refrain from participation in an inconsistent event on 29 September 2017 at the Markin square, Nizhny Novgorod».

«The event is illegal, and under these conditions increases the risk of provocations aimed at violation of public order, which could lead to a threat to your personal safety. Police again warned the organizers about the statutory responsibility for the possible consequences of this uncoordinated actions», – said the interior Ministry.

Navalny was detained today at the entrance of the house in Moscow. He was going to go to the station to go to the rally in Nizhny Novgorod. The politician said that the rally sanctioned by the city authorities. According to Navalny, the police took all the equipment for the event, which is scheduled for 18.00 on September 29.

He wrote on Twitter that he had not called citizens for participation in uncoordinated public event.

Never done this before! https://t.co/GST9fU7WNw

— Alexey Navalny (@navalny) 29 September 2017 R.



The interior Ministry said that Navalny was detained for «repeated calls to participate in the unapproved public event» 29.09.2017

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