Chief Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny returns to Russia from Germany today, facing imminent arrest after authorities warned they would detain him. The 44-year-old opposition leader is flying back to Moscow after spending several months in Germany recovering from a poisoning attack that he said was carried out on the orders of President Vladimir Putin. His supporters are preparing to meet him at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport despite bitterly cold weather.
Follow the latest developments on the Navalny return here:
21.40 Amnesty International has declared Navalny a prisoner of conscience.
21.15 Russian prison authorities confirm Navalny has been detained for violating the terms of his probation. He will remain in custody until the court hearing. Meanwhile, 53 people have been arrested so far at Vnukovo Airport…
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