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In this photo taken from video, Alexei Navalny kisses his wife Yulia as he is detained by police at the passport control after arriving at Sheremetyevo airport, outside Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Russia's prison service says opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained at a Moscow airport after returning from Germany. (AP)

Kremlin critic Navalny detained after landing in Moscow

Jan. 17, 2021 7:20 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday at a Moscow airport as he tried to enter the country from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Navalny's detention at passport control in Moscow’s...

Russia's prison service says opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained after returning from Germany

Jan. 17, 2021 1:15 PM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's prison service says opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained after returning from Germany.

Congo releases man convicted of role in Kabila assassination

Jan. 8, 2021 10:51 AM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congolese authorities on Friday released Eddy Kapend, a man once sentenced to death for his role in the assassination of President Laurent Kabila nearly two decades ago. Kapend left the central prison of Makala after a ceremony presided over by Justice Minister Bernard Takaishe...

Spain: Court annuls daily releases for Catalan secessionists

Dec. 4, 2020 6:09 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court has revoked a less restrictive prison status awarded to nine Catalan political figures previously sentenced to jail for their part in a secession attempt in Catalonia. The status would have allowed them almost daily release. The court said Friday that such a measure was...