Calls grow abroad for release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

Poisoned Russian opposition leader was detained on return to Moscow from Berlin on Sunday

The arrest of Alexei Navalny has provoked condemnation around the world, as the United States and Europe, as well as prominent activists like Edward Snowden, called for Russian authorities to release the opposition leader.

Navalny was taken into custody on Sunday evening as he returned to Russia for the first time since a suspected poisoning by the FSB last year, risking his freedom in a direct challenge to the Kremlin.

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Source: The Guardian
Calls grow abroad for release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny