MOSCOW: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been in hospital for the past six months, has been arrested by the country’s police on his return home.
Alexei Navalny is the Leader of the Opposition in Russia. Known as a staunch anti-Putin, he fell ill on a flight from Siberia to the Russian capital, Moscow, on August 21.
He was first given first aid in the Russian capital, Moscow. However, his health did not improve. Following that, he was flown to Germany on a private plane for high treatment.
Poison to Navalny
He has been receiving treatment in Germany for the past six months. In between his health went into a coma. After a series of intensive treatments, his health gradually improved. Many have accused Navalny of being given a type of chemical poison that attacks the nervous system.
Navalny returns to Russia
However, Russia has categorically denied the allegations. Under these circumstances, Navalny returned to Russia from Germany yesterday. Navalny has accused Putin of plotting to assassinate him, and of trying to prevent him from returning to Russia.
Disorder on the plane
Under these circumstances, Navalny returned to Russia from Germany yesterday. Many reporters traveled with him. The plane landed at Sheremetyevo Airport instead of Wunukovo Airport, which was planned due to a technical glitch at the time.
Arrested at the airport
Shortly after the plane landed, Russian police arrested him. He was arrested on December 29 last year for failing to appear for trial in various cases. His lawyers were also not allowed to meet Navalny. It has also intensified its investigation into allegations that Navalny used the donated $ 40 million for personal expenses.
Thousands of supporters gathered at the airport to welcome Alexei Navalny back to Russia about six months later. Also, hundreds of additional police were mobilized for security to prevent trouble. In some places there were clashes between police and supporters of the navalni.