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POKROV, Russia — The coarse medical treatment that Aleksei A. Navalny, a Russian opposition leader, is receiving in prison poses a lethal risk to his health, his personal doctor told journalists on Tuesday. The doctor was subsequently arrested, along with several reporters. Mr. Navalny, the pre-eminent political opponent of President Vladimir V. Putin, is 44, …

Navalny’s supporters said they were planning nationwide protests in at least 120 cities, with each due to start at midday local time in that city. The country covers 11 timezones. Live video feeds and social media videos show crowds of people gathering in a number of cities, chanting “Putin is a thief,” in reference to …

Opposition activist Navalny has outmanoeuvred Russia’s Putin at every turn, despite being in prison, national security sources say.  If Putin kills Navalny, it could exacerbate unrest among the public. If Putin lets Navalny live, then Navalny remains a focus point for resistance.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained after defiantly flying back to Moscow on Sunday, his spokesperson said, months after he was left in a coma when he was poisoned with the Novichok nerve agent. Facing the threat of his arrest on touching down, the prominent Kremlin critic boarded a plane in Berlin, Germany, …

The 2.5-hour flight by Russian carrier Pobeda took off from Berlin Brandenburg Airport on Sunday afternoon and is due to land in Moscow’s Vnukovo, where riot police were seen pushing supporters away from the terminal entrance where Navalny is due to arrive. A crowd of around 200 supporters and journalists gathered outside the airport in …

Russia’s prison service said it has “an order to take measures to arrest him when establishing his whereabouts.” That means he could be detained immediately upon his return from Berlin, where he has been recovering from a nerve agent poisoning during a trip to Siberia in August. Navalny and his supporters say the attack was …

“There was never a question for me whether to return or not, never. Just because I didn’t leave. I ended up in Germany, having arrived there in an intensive care box. On January 17, Sunday, I will return home on Pobeda airline flight. Meet me,” Navalny tweeted on Wednesday. On Monday, Russian prison authorities sent …

Navalny became gravely ill on a flight from the Siberian city of Tomsk to Moscow on August 20. He was initially hospitalized in the city of Omsk, before being flown to Berlin’s Charité Hospital two days later. “The patient’s condition has improved sufficiently for him to be discharged from acute inpatient care,” said a statement …

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNetanyahu privately condoned US arms sale plan with UAE: report Trump denies report he called U.S. service members buried in France ‘losers’, ‘suckers’ Jim Carrey pens op-ed comparing Trump to Michael Corleone in ‘The Godfather’ MORE on Friday cast doubt on the consensus from Germany that leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was …

Navalny is being treated in a Berlin hospital after falling ill on a flight from Siberia last week. He was transferred to the German capital from the Siberian city of Omsk on Saturday morning. “We are dealing with a patient who, it is fairly likely, was poisoned,” Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, told journalists …