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Activist emerges as new leader of Moscow election protests

Aug. 16, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — After a monthlong hunger strike, it's a struggle for Lyubov Sobol to even raise her hands. Every gesture is difficult for the frail 31-year-old political activist. This summer's wave of anti-government protests in Moscow propelled her to the forefront of Russia's opposition movement. Her name...

Moscow police detain more than 800 at protest, monitor says

Aug. 3, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Moscow cracked down hard on an unsanctioned election protest for the second weekend in a row Saturday, detaining more than 800 people at a rally against the exclusion from city council contests of some independent and opposition candidates, an arrest monitoring group said. Election...

Putin opponent sent back to jail after suspected poisoning

Jul. 29, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was moved back to jail from a hospital Monday even though his physician raised suspicions of a possible poisoning after he suffered facial swelling and a rash while in custody. Details about Navalny's condition were scarce after he was rushed to a...

The Latest: Doctor: Russian opposition leader discharged

Jul. 29, 2019 7:27 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (all times local): 2:25 p.m. A doctor says that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been taken to the hospital with a severe allergy attack, has been discharged after his condition improved. Anastasiya Vasilyeva, who saw...

The Latest: Putin critic sent to hospital for severe allergy

Jul. 28, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on opposition protests in Russia (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A spokeswoman says Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is in satisfactory condition after being hospitalized for a severe allergy attack while in jail. Navalny was taken to a hospital Sunday morning from the Moscow...

Nearly 1,400 detained in Moscow protest; largest in decade

Jul. 28, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Nearly 1,400 people were detained in a violent police crackdown on an opposition protest in Moscow, a Russian monitoring group said Sunday, adding that was the largest number of detentions at a rally in the Russian capital this decade. OVD-Info, which has monitored police arrests since 2011,...

Russian police arrest over 1,000 in Moscow election protest

Jul. 28, 2019 4:31 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police cracked down fiercely Saturday on demonstrators in central Moscow, beating some people and arresting more than 1,000 who were protesting the exclusion of opposition candidates from the ballot for Moscow city council. Police also stormed into a TV station broadcasting the...

The Latest: Moscow police say over 1,000 arrests in protests

Jul. 28, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The latest on the opposition protest in Moscow (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Moscow police say more than 1,000 people have been arrested in a day of protests against the exclusion of several opposition candidates from the ballot for this fall's city council elections. The protests Saturday...

Russia hauls in 8 activists for questioning in Moscow vote

Jul. 25, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Once a local, low-key affair, the September vote for Moscow's city council has shaken up Russia's political scene as the Kremlin struggles with how to deal with strongly opposing views in its own sprawling capital. At least eight Russian activists who have been barred from running for seats...

Prominent Russian opposition figure Navalny arrested again

Jul. 24, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, has been detained by police and charged with unlawfully organizing a public gathering. Navalny has called for demonstrators to protest Saturday outside the mayor's office against the rejection of several opposition candidates from the...