The United Nations and Western nations told Russia to immediately free the opposition politician.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:03 PM IST
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Monday urged Russians to take to the streets in protest at his treatment in a video clip released after a judge ordered he be remanded in pre-trial detention for 30 days.
“Don’t be afraid, take to the streets. Don’t go out for me, go out for yourself and your future,” Navalny said in the video, posted on YouTube.
Navalny was detained at a Moscow airport on Sunday after flying home for the first time since he was poisoned last summer. The United Nations and Western nations told Russia to immediately free the opposition politician and some countries called for new sanctions.
Get our daily newsletter in your inbox
Thank you for subscribing to our daily newsletter.